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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Puppy update - Dutch is in Phase IV!

I received this email yesterday from Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Dear Puppy Raiser,

The dog you raised Dutch, D-14157, has been in training for 13 weeks and has completed the third of four phases of training.  The instructor working with Dutch has made the following comments:
Some of the things that Dutch is doing well at are:
1.       Obstacle avoidance

2.       Straight line travel

Some of the things that the instructor is working on with Dutch are:
1.       Obedience

2.       Positioning next to the trainer

3.       Turns

This update lets you know how Dutch is doing at this point in training.  Thank you for raising Dutch for our program!  Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Puppy Development.  You will receive another update once this special dog completes training and is placed with a client.  The journey is almost complete!

Puppy Development
Leader Dogs for the Blind

Way to go Dutch! Our paws are still crossed for you!

A golden retriever is sitting on a landing at the top of a flight of woodedn stairs. He is looking up at the camera and he is wearing a blue vest. The stairs have yellow strips on the risers and there are wooden guard rails on each side.
FLD Dutch is ALMOST to the top!

Friday, February 14, 2014

One year ago today...

...FLD Dutch and I made a presentation to the Rose City Brownies. Now Dutch is at Leader Dogs for the Blind in training to become a working Leader Dog. We're keeping our paws crossed for him!

A golden retriever is lying on a grey rug in a classroom next to a woman dressed in a blue shirt and blue jeans. She is sitting on the floor next to him. 12 young girls are posing behind them. They are all Brownies.
FLD Dutch is a fine Valentine for these Brownies!