Today we met our puppy Dixie. She will one day hopefully be a guide dog for the blind. We will do our best to prepare her and love her. She is 15 weeks old and a lot of fun. She is so obedient. A credit to the puppy raiser who was handling her before us. She obeys the commands to sit, stay, heel, [lie] down, come, follow, [go to] kennel, and out [drop]. She is working on "close" which is a command to teach her to get close to the handler [me] and between my legs when I am sitting. This will be a common position for a guiding dog when riding anywhere or sitting with her blind person. There is so much to teach her, but mostly we just need to love her. That is easy with 5 children around.
Bad Backs Laxtoberfest 2008
8 years ago