Worked on getting in heel and side positions in a very tight space. She still needs more practice with this. But it’s an important skill so worth all the effort and I appreciate the folks on our elevator rides who endured us practicing this skill in a real world environment. 8 more months together before she leaves so plenty of time to practice and get better.
Sometimes, it’s all about what you did for dogs or other people’s dogs. Flew four future service dog puppies to their puppy raisers today.
Everybody has to find their own passion with dogs - whatever sport or activity that is. For us, it’s all about puppy raising and transporting puppies to their volunteer puppy raisers.
We had a breeder (retired now) owned by the service dog organization. We whelped her litters. A puppy from one of her litters was eventually selected as a breeder. She’s the momma of that black puppy. So, he’s our grandpuppy. What a joy to fly him to the waiting arms of his excited puppy raiser.
For a future service dog this is an important distinction. With my sloppy southern drawl the two words are similar so I’ve been using body language to distinguish them but I have to stop that because her eventual partner could have a mobility challenge. She must learn the difference based strictly on the word. This is definitely a work in progress as we use an outside bench at a local fast food eatery.