This Blog is about the training of a guide dog for a wheelchair user.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Update on training
Nici in harness
Rachel and Lady and me and Shaman and below is Nici
Christmas and New Years has come and gone. Both were quiet but good. I am now training 2 dogs. I am training a black lab for my friend Rachel who is totally blind.Two rescues turned her down with various excuses but they were clearly being discriminatory.We finally answered an ad on Craig's List and found the perfect dog.Her name is Lady. Both Rachel and I have been working with her on obedience and healing. She has now been spayed and is recovering. Rachel will be taking her home on weekends and working with her. This way she will bond with Rachel and will be able to make the final transition more easily to Rachel's home when she is fully trained as a guide dog.I also think it is good for Rachel to work with her own dog as this will help with self confidence. I have started Nici in harness and she is doing very well. She is stopping at curbs and learning fast what is expected of her.Nici has been spayed also so I don't have to worry about that now. She is a wonderful dog and I love her very much. We have a very wonderful bond.Shaman is a lucky boy as he now has 2 new " loves". Nici and Lady! To be continued..................