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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Adult Day Care

I had my first visit at an Adult Day Care this past Friday; my raiser was really looking forward to this visit, because she wanted to see how I would handle myself around a bunch of people that just wanted to pet and love on me.
I was a wee bit excited at first, but when my raiser told me to do a "down-stay" beside some of the people (to show she had control over me), I soon realized I had to behave, in order to get loved on.
Fur being an (almost) 5 month old Lab, my raiser was very impressed at how calm I stayed (after I first got started), she even had some issues getting me to GET UP and move on to the next person who wanted to pet me :)
It was a great experience fur me, and we will be scheduling another visit with them, furry soon! 
Before leaving, we also "ran into" a Goldendoodle therapy dog, who was furry friendly (we we're allowed to meet) and was doing great fur his first trip out!
My raiser's sister kindly came along too, and took lots of pictures, so I have included a few below :)

-Brandon 


Everybody just LOVED me, I guess I'm furry cute!
Picture of Brandon in a down-stay at the Adult Day Care, he is resting his head on someones leg - and also being petted by the lady who is in the wheelchair right beside him

 I even got to sit in the lap of a man who was blind; he would keep repeating over & over "he knows, he knows" (as in: me (the doggy) knows that he is blind) - I gave him lots of kisses & made him feel good! (this was with his permission, of course!)
Picture of Brandon sitting in a man's lap (with my permission!) and giving him kisses on his face (this person also happens to be blind)
   
My raiser even gave me a command sometimes, to "ignore" the person petting me... I did a furry good job at that!
Picture of Brandon in a sit-stay while someone (who is kneeling on the ground beside him) pets him

Sometimes I had to "work" in order to get the people to pet me, but in the end... they ALWAYS fell fur me :)
Picture of Brandon getting loved on by people in chairs
Being a therapy dog is HARD WORK! 
Picture of Brandon SLEEPING beside someones feet, while she pets him (no idea how "getting petted" can tire him out; but this happened quite a few times!)

12 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a big boy! Looks like your visit was a success
Benny & Lily

24 Paws of Love said...

What a great day at the "office" for you Brandon!! What a special boy you are going to be for someone someday. Looks like everybody just loves you!!

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

You are doing an amazing job with Brandon's training...congratulations. I know how much hard work it takes, but in the end your dedication is going to make all the difference in someone's life.
Keep up the good work.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

injoyinmylife said...

I'm so impressed with your Brandon. I love your pictures. You are a very special doggie. You are going to make someone very very happy.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Good boy! SInce we aren't very good at listening, we shall live vicariously through you and your bloggie!! Bol.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

HoundDogMom said...

We are so impressed with you Brandon. You are awesome at your job. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Brandon, That's so heart warming to see you at the day care. You are going to be great when you get your furever job!

You and Tucker were so cute together!

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Brandon, your going to make someone very happy, you such a good boy!

Slobbers
xxx

K9friend said...

What joy you brought to those people! Job well done, Brandon.

Pat
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Freya Jone Blog said...

Your job work is really appreciable.


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Suka said...

hey Brandon,

Lovely post! You seemed to bring a lot of happiness to the Adult Day Care residents and that is a great thing! You handled yourself wonderfully, and I bet your Raiser is super proud of you. Keep up the excellent work. You are an amazing pup!

Suka

Ludo van Doggy said...

No wonder you got tired that looks like furry hard work.
~Lickies, Ludo