Monday, June 8, 2015

Bus ride at Kings Point

Riding public transportation is very important for a guide dog in training.  Saturday we were fortunate to have our own private bus for our pups to get some valuable practice. Thank you Grace for making all the arrangements.

The pup needs to be under control as they get on and off the bus.  Our private driver, Dominick, found a place to stop where each raiser could have their pup get on and off the bus several times.

Rio



Cafe



Bridget



Mike



Sadie



Kelly




There was some lively discussion during the ride, while the pups settled under their seats.




After the ride we found a small shady spot to practice obedience. Since the shade was limited, the pups were forced to work in close proximity of each other.  Good job everyone.



Kelly



Rio


Cafe 


Sadie



Bridget


Mike



We went inside to conclude the meeting.



 A big thank you to Kings Point for making the tram and driver available for this valuable exposure.
Now showing......

Mike enjoys the action of San Andreas......



Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate, celebrate.......
 
 Happy Birthday, Recon.
 
 
It's nice to share.
 
 
 
Silly girl.
 




Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guide Dog U.......
 
The SouthShore Puppy Raiser group had 3 pups go in for training at the latest Guide Dog U.
 
Bogey, Lucky, and Ollie joined the freshman class.
 
 
Each family is welcomed with a baby picture of their pup.
 
Bogey
 

Lucky


Ollie

 
Let's take a look at each pup's journey...... Bogey
 
First meeting
 
 
Stair practice at the Straz Center
 

"Switch" practice at the Brandon Mall


Waiting for the volleyball game to begin


Graduate panel meeting


Open House at the Southeastern Guide Dog campus


Wal Mart Neighborhood Market


Manatee Viewing Center


Sun City Center Fun Fest obedience session



Ybor City Market


Waiting to be called


The hand off to the trainer.






Lucky meets her raiser.
 


Five toys in the mouth trick


First meeting


Light traffic exposure


First picture in coat


Pool meeting


Lowe's scavenger hunt


Straz Center


Practice at the mall


Volleyball game at East Bay High School


Ready for the graduate panel
 


 Southeastern Guide Dogs' Open House
 

WalMart Neighborhood Market


Manatee Viewing Center


Waiting her turn to be called.


Last goodbye




Ollie joined our group as an older pup.
 
The Lowe's Scavenger hunt was his first meeting with us.
 
 
Straz Center
 

"Switch" practice at the Brandon mall.


Volleyball game at East Bay High School
 
 
Graduate panel meeting
 
 
 Open House at Southeastern Guide Dogs
 
 
Wal Mart Neighborhood Market
 
 
Manatee Viewing Center
 

SouthShore Regional Library


Sun City Center Fun Fest obedience session
 
 
First introduction to the "watch" command
 
 
The wait before the hand off
 
 
Hand off to the trainer
 
 
 We're going to miss these three.  Make us proud pups.