Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Puppy Raising

As I've mentioned before, I'm a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  My current puppy, Drexel, generally has very good house manners.  When I'm getting ready in the morning, he will stay in a "down" outside my bedroom door . . . except for last Saturday, when he found something else to do.




Now, Drexel isn't the only one who made a mistake here.  The ball of yarn should have been out of reach.  Also, I goofed when I said, "Leave it." That's not a guide dog command.  I quickly caught myself and used the correct, "That's enough." 

Drexel will be a year old next week, so he's still very much a puppy, but he should continue to mature into a responsible dog.

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Thanks for cute dogs, even the naughty ones.

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7 comments:

  1. Every morning our dogs are our alarm clock, far more reliable really - no electricity needed. They sit beside the bed and stare at Chris until he wakes up. Time to go out Dad. Who is the trainer here?

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  2. Oh my, Drexel had a fun time entertaining himself!

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  3. Hahaha! How in the world did he get it around the side table's leg?!? Even working dogs need a little ornery play time, too, I guess. :)

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    1. I wondered the same thing. I think he must have dropped the ball of yarn, it rolled under the side table,and he pulled it out on the other side of the table leg.

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  4. He had a great time with the yarn! :)

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  5. Oh, Drexel, you had a big time, didn't you?

    Maybe he was just trying to be like the artist Christo, who wraps things in fabric. Big things, like buildings.

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  6. Thank you for sharing Drexel's antics with us! Reminds me so much of Bella -- the yellow lab we had for 11 years. Such a sweet face -- and he didn't mean to be bad!

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