Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 
And another.......
 
Paperwork and goodie bag......
 
 

Meet Rio......


Love at first sight.....


The familiar "rock" picture.....



The fun begins.......









Saturday, September 13, 2014

Another new member.....
 
It starts with the paperwork and goodie bag.
 
 
Then we meet Mike.
 
 
 
The first of many "rock" pictures.
 
 
 



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Anchors away ......
 
The SouthShore pups hoisted anchor and set sail on Sun City Center's North lake at our Saturday meeting.  
Ginny..
 
 Remington...
 
 Recon..


The  pups also had the opportunity to take a golf cart ride to the SCC Atrium to observe lawn bowling, shuffleboard, and an exercise class in the pool. 
Wally by the pool.


Hero watches  shuffleboard.


Hero and Birdie stroll by the pool.


Wally & Lucky watch lawn bowling.

 

Hero enjoys the cart ride.
 

Recon hangs out with his raisers.


Karl gives an applicant some pointers during obedience. 
 
 
Lucky demonstrates the relaxation protocol.
 

Recon does her frog impression during relaxation.


Wally relaxes with an applicant.
 

Visiting Birdie relaxes.


Ginny checks out the yard distractions.
 
 
The older dogs celebrate the morning with a Frosty Paw.
 
  


  

Thank you to the Cottells for having the group over to enjoy their place on the lake.  It was fun morning.
 
 


Friday, September 5, 2014

Newest  member to the SouthShore group......
 
Recon........
 
 
The proud co-raisers, Leslie and Mary Jo.
 
 


The fun begins.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The perfect place for a meeting .....
 
 In the heat of the summer, the mall is the perfect place for a meeting.  Unfortunately due to the absence of our regular photographer, pictures are limited. 
 
We take advantage of the multiple doors to have a practice session of "left-hinged doors".  There is a specific way to navigate through these doors to prevent a door from hitting the pup. We start working on this command at an early age, but don't hold the pup accountable until ten months of age.  Following  are pictures of our pups in different stages of their learning curve.
 
 First up Bogey, one of our youngest pups.
 
 

Hero, Bogey's litter mate, is up next.  Lot's of new smells on the carpet.



Lucky, who is a couple of months older, straightens up the sit.



Ginny gets lots of praise for her good execution.



Wally looks to his raiser to say "I got this".
 
 
 
Our senior member, Remington, gets silly and decides to handle his own leash.
 
 


After practicing at the doors, we split in to two groups and spend some time walking the mall.
 
Ginny and Lucky can't figure out the boy in the bubble.
 
 
 
Bogey says it's time to go home. 
 
 
 
 



Monday, August 11, 2014

Alli and Penny off to Guide Dog U.......
 
It seems like yesterday when the raisers picked up Alli and Penny.  Now they're on to the next phase of becoming a guide dog. 
 
Penny was the first to join our group.....such a cutie
 

First meeting at the Ybor City market......


Veterans Memorial Park....

 Good loose leash.....
 

 Stairs at Brandon Ford.....


Obedience practice at a meeting......

 Happy girl, growing up.....



South Shore Regional library.....


Bus ride at Kings Point....
 

 Loose leash walking at Atrium....
 

Long leash recall practice at Eureka Springs Park.....


Wearing the harness at her last meeting held at the Straz Center.....


Guide Dog U day.......
 
 
Jared placing a stuffed Kong in Penny's new home in the assessment center.....

 
Jared passing Penny to the trainer....
 
 
Jared receives the Presidential Award from Titus Herman.....
 

 
Alli meets her raisers......
 

First meeting.....so sweet

 
Veterans Memorial Park......
 

She flies up the stairs in downtown Tampa...not something we encourage........


Obedience practice at a meeting.........


The trainers pick Alli to demonstrate the relaxation protocol at the Puppy Raiser Conference.....
 
 
At Alderman's Ford Park, ready to go.......

 
Manatee Viewing Center.....
 
 
A beautiful day at Eureka Springs Park......
 
 
Alli's last meeting at the Straz Center......
 
 
Guide Dog U day.....
 
 
Alli's new home.....
 


 
Goodbyes are said.....
 

 


They'll both be missed.