Friday, March 30, 2012

Right Paw or Left Paw?

Is your pup a right paw or left paw? Why should you care? Because "it has a massive influence on whether this puppy will pass or fail Guide Dog school."

Interesting...and fun to try at home!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ansel's Buddy at Work--Dembre!

Dembre and Ansel were both pups-in-training at the same time, and even kennel-mates for a time at North Central. Here's a newly minted video of Dembre at work with his graduate! (This will also take you to Hobart's blog)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monthly Report Is In!

We just heard from Gwen, Ansel's "new" trainer, via an emailed, monthly report. She let us know that he has NO current health concerns! YEA!

All his old behaviors are still there: anxiety, forging, rough play with other dogs, whining...

She also said their main activity is concentrating on proofing at the center and in public as he knows all of his commands. He seems less responsive in public than what she would expect but she is seeing improvement as the field trips continue. Otherwise, he is doing "well" and her "fingers are crossed for May Team Training...."

I pulled this oldie but goodie to share today. Is that really my Ansel?