It's March. I would say we are well into 2012 at this point. I don't know where the time goes but it is gone. Jonquil is now 8 months old. I feel like we just picked her up, yet her energy has me a bit worn and I can't remember what it is like without this ball of fire. This month we went over food refusal. We really focused on the pups not accepting food from anyone other then the handler. Not Even allowed those oh so tasty HOT DOGS!
Jonquil ignoring the other dogs.
B just hanging out.
(Guide Dogs no longer uses German Shepards)
Jonquil looking up at Jarett. Just checking in.
Tenaya came along for the fun of it.
She was bad. Lol. She pulled and lost her golden little mind over the other dogs.
Jamayla, Jonquil's sister.
Peju practicing food refusal.
Jonquil did pretty good on the food refusal but that doesn't mean she doesn't need any work. We also brought our mats thinking we were going to work on the "go to bed" command. We were ready as we have been practicing it, but we didn't go over it during the training session. So no luck on showing our progress there. lol
I have quite a bit of updating to do. As of right now I am puppy-less, but not for long. Jonquil has, well,...... hit that age where she has gone to visit Guide Dogs for three weeks or so. Once she is done letting nature take its course, she will be back here and ready to get to work! In the mean time, here is a photo of Jon at work with Jarett while the children are out at recess.
I along with Jarett have raised 6 guide dog pups. We are currently raising pup # 7. These are our stories, our adventures, our experiences. Please follow us and watch our pups grow into their paws and from jacket into harness. Feel free to leave a comment. We enjoy hearing what you have to say.