We had our last monthly meeting for the year at the beginning of November. We don't do a meeting in December, but instead we have two outings. At this meeting we greeted a new puppy (which I didn't get a picture of, ahhh) Yellow Lab Female (YLF) Wella. I am particularly excited about this little pup because I enjoy the company of the puppy raiser. It is the puppy raiser's first female puppy, and from what I hear she is enjoying her new little one.
We had a visit from our CFR to introduce new information on the food protocol. We watched a great video full of information. I love the new outlook on training, how everything is so positive. Halette is not on food protocol while out in public but she is on it for the, "go to bed" and "come" commands. She is a bit mouthy. She becomes overly excited when she receives a treat and bites it out of my hand. Luckily, she is the first of my dogs to do this and it was the right time for this video. I went home and practiced the method and instant improvements!
Tenaya was able to join, as CC'd dogs are allowed to come to the monthly meeting. She looks forward to this as her therapy dog career is on hold for the time being. We had a local therapy group start up a few months ago and the founder is overwhelmed by the amount of dogs that have joined the group. She loved Tenaya, she said she could squeeze her in but I decided to not cut ahead and wait out our turn.
As I mentioned above, we do not do a monthly meeting for December so we had our goodbye party for some dogs that may or may not be recalled before our next meeting. I had Jarett take pictures of Donner's goodbye party. For some reason he left out Laser who I watched about two months ago who may also be leaving. As we do with all of our dogs we had some cake to celebrate and thank the raisers for doing such a great job! So if Donner and or Laser go off before the next outting/meeting.... Good Luck to them and their family.
Tenaya excited about being out and about.
I worked with Halette while Jarett stayed down and chatted with everyone that didn't have a dog to work with. By down I mean we were upstairs to do some stair work. My shoes are green thanks to mowing the lawn earlier that day. AHHH they are not green anymore thankfully. Thinking back that was a busy meeting. We worked on "Stay", "Come", dog distraction and stairs, plus the video and questions with the CFR and then Donner's party.
Donner all dressed in his cap and gown.
Here is donner with his cake that we the raisers get to eat.