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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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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rudy's Life...

For your viewing pleasure, I've created a short "video" of Rudy's life... as a guide dog in training.
Complete with many video clips/photographs - and some "never before seen" pictures/videos of him (ones I never posted).
So, if you don't mind, please take the time to watch the video, Rudy would have loved for you to.
*Time length: 8 minutes*
Oh - and I'd love feedback on how it was :)

Rudy's Raiser

(You can pull it up larger- but for some reason, the "quality" of the photos aren't near as good - I think blogger might have saved it as a smaller size, sorry!)

Can't believe this little guy is already gone...

Picture of Rudy wearing his coat in a sit-stay , he has the cutest face on and looks as if I need to give him a treat!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rudy Update!

Seems like I'm getting updates all over the place about Rudy! (Which is totally fine by me).
I just received a letter from SEGDI, with Rudy's harness picture in it.
Rudy has grown up so much, and looks very handsome - and I'm so proud to be his raiser!
I also received a short letter & certificate (seen below), but of course, all I care about is the picture :)
He looks very happy, which is a relief - as my other pups always had that "sad" face in the harness photo.

Rudy's Raiser

Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay in harness at the school - wonderful photo, that shows how handsome Rudy really is!

Short letter thanking me for being a puppy raiser

Certificate of appreciation

Monday, August 8, 2011

July Report Card

I was surprised to receive a email this evening with Rudy's second report card, (since I just received first one last week).
But I then realized that the last one was sent "quite" late... and was June's report card. (No wonder she said in the email "sorry it's a little late"!).
So what a wonderful surprise for me to receive yet another report card from my boy!
Sounds like he's doing wonderful, and I just love the comment that the trainer left...

"Rudy is a happy boy with a big donut for a tail. He loves to work and does so at high speed. Just when I think he’s going to blast right past a curb, he slams on the brakes and nails it".

That's so true, and I love how they even noticed his very "curly" tail :)

Rudy's Raiser

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rudy's First Report Card!!

I just received Rudy's FIRST report card this morning, and it seems as though Rudy has started off his training quite well.
Since he has just started with his training, he still has many more things to work on, but I'm just glad to hear he's doing this well!
I'm really looking forward to hearing more news on him, and I should be receiving a picture of him in harness shortly.

(Rudy has just started his real "guide dog work" and he is mainly going over the basic stuff - but also is starting to work in the harness and practice distractions/such - which he is doing very well with... that's my boy!).

Still no news on whether I'll be getting another pup or not - it all depends if I can find a sponsor...

Rudy's Raiser