Saturday, February 21, 2015

Student puppy raisers......
Meet our three Newsome High School student puppy raisers.
L to R: Melissa and pup Kelly, Lauren and pup Sklyar, Tanner and pup Sadie.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Evening at the library........
The rain let up and we were able to get in to the South Shore Regional Library without getting too wet for our Tuesday night meeting.  Good thing we had a large room since there were 12 pups and raisers at the meeting.

After reviewing the agenda, the raisers took the pups out to tour the library and practice common commands and protocols. 
Mike does the relaxation protocol.

Ginny gets some lovin' from her raiser.

Good loose leash walking by Kelly.

Bridget prepares to go down after doing a turn.

Bogey works on her turn, too.

Skylar shows patience while raisers talk.

Excellent loose leash, Hero

Recon tries the alternate door procedure.

Wally does a down/stay.

Rio relaxes.

The young pups stay in the room.  Jonathan relaxes.

Sadie under the table.

Skylar demonstrates her will power....note piece of kibble on her nose.

Great way to end the evening. :-)



Thursday, February 12, 2015

What do the pups do between meetings.....
While at camp, Kelly works on paper distractions.
Bridget enjoys a bone on the lanai.
Rio rides the Ybor City trolley.
Recon plays with big brother Bentley.
Sadie watches traffic with big sister Marley.

Keep those pictures coming in.

Perfect day to visit the manatees........
Saturday's meeting we visited the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach.
Wally and manatee.
First, we gather at the picnic tables to discuss the plan.

Mike takes in his new surroundings.

Then we divide in to groups to experience the Manatee Viewing Center.  Bogey on her way to the observation deck.

Wally poses for a picture in the butterfly garden.

Keep your eyes open.

Recon exiting the nature walk.

The viewing center has an abundance of open-backed stairs. No problem for Lucky.

Next up, I mean down, Kelly.

"You want me to do what?" asks Wally.

Hero at the food court.

Retail therapy is available.

Plenty of manatees.

Recon checks in with her raiser while on the observation deck.

Our AC works with an applicant who is handling our newest member, Bridget.

Skylar takes a busy break.

Lucky still ready to go.

We debrief at the end of the meeting.

Great place to spend the morning.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A baker's dozen....but who's counting......
We are thrilled to add Bridget to our group of puppies.  She is being finished by Sue & Bob.
Sue and Bridget scouting the Manatee Viewing Center for our next meeting.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Puppy number 3 for Amy and family.....
Suspense builds while doing the paperwork.
Meet Bria.
Time to go home.
She looks ready.
The fun has just begun.  Good luck little Bria.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WalMart Neighborhood Market......
We went to the WalMart Neighborhood Market for our Tuesday evening meeting.  First we met outside to discuss the meeting plan.
Wally looks very proud wearing the harness body.
After announcements, the pups visited the market.  First stop green peppers.


Lucky wearing the harness body.

Recon at the meat counter,

followed by Kelly.

All exposures need to be appropriate for the puppy's age and experience, so not all of the pups went inside.
Sadie's first meeting.



Jonathan's first meeting.

Group work on dog distractions.

Another productive meeting.