Working on being comfortable with my shoes. 👟I have one month before I live in snow so it is very important for me to learn. Mom also put socks on so they do not rub on my paws. She threw hotdogs 🌭 to encourage me to walk. As you can see I have only worked up to just the front ones but very soon she will add the back. Also watch my sit at the end 🙌.
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Me waiting for the Indiana Jones Show. It was so cool. It allowed my mom to notice how a Service Dog has to literally be Boom Proof to work in this field. For example in this show there was everything scary. We started with a snake (fake but looked very real) moving right in front of my face while in line. We sat right by the speakers so noises were much louder. There were people talking, clapping, and yelling. As well as gun noises, explosions, whip sounds, crashing, fire, airplanes and more. I did not care one bit about any of those stuff. Mom has accustomed me to all types of noises since I was little. I just need to work on settling down quickly. It takes me a few minutes to find my right spot.
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A service dog is more that a dog with a vest on. The vest represents years of training, hard work and money invested. The vest is an honor that is earned. Not every dog is cut out for this type of work but dedication and passion help in the success of the team. To earn my adult vest I need to prove that I am the right fit for mom and will succeed in this job. I started as a prospect when I first met mom and I quickly showed her that I am eager to learn about this career. I was then moved to a Service Dog in Training and mom made my vest. Now I train in this vest and learning the rules. Here is a list of my expectation when I am wearing my 'uniform' and working:
1. No soliciting attention from the public.
2. Ignore people trying to get my attention and petting me.
3. Do not take anything from strangers without moms permission.
4. Not sniff things on shelf or floor.
5. Ignore food on the floor (includes treats dropped).
6. Ignore dogs and other animals.
7. Cannot potty unless instructed.
8. Walk on moms side and not walk ahead unless instructed.
9. Can look at the environment around me but have to periodically check up on mom.
10. Lay down under tables, chairs, or moms legs when mom sits down.
11. No jumping up on things unless instructed.
12. No playing with bushes or branches.
13. No barking or whining.
14. Listen to commands.
*Every team has their own rules to follow while working but these are mine.
I am just a puppy and still learning but I am doing well. In addition I must be comfortable in all kinds of situations and train all my tasks. So you can see why it takes years of training. With my vest on I am not just a pet, I will be a working dog with an important job. This vest deserves the upmost respect from myself and the public. ❤
P.s. Yes I get to be a normal dog when I am not working, and trust me you would be jealous of how fun my life is.😄
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This #gorgouspuppy had her #first professional groom @ilps_grooming she has been #homegroomed for the first year of her life, now her #mumanddad have found us @ilps_grooming mum can relax and enjoy as her puppy girl goes to the spa for a rejuvenating groom 💗💕❤️🐶