January 8th 2010 5:36 pm
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I cannot believe I was picked as Diary of the day again.. I am not that good of a writer I am sure there are others who do better. But I do like winning things and it is nice to have a SDIT (service dog in training) recognized. Mom went to Physical Therapy early this morning and then did not feel that good the rest of the day. So we did not do much. Tomorrow mom and her friend were going to go to the mall to get her glasses adjusted. Then Shadow SD’s mom Ellen notified mom that she would like to meet with us tomorrow. So we are going to meet them there. Mom says there are not many teams in this area so it will be a good opportunity for us. We have never met up with another SD team. Mom is a little nervous and anxious. She showed me Shadow’s profile and a video of him playing with little dogs. He looks like a cool dog and cannot wait to meet him. Mom said actually I do not get to play with him this is a working exercise. She is glad her friend is going and she thinks she will enjoy it as well. Hopefully we will have some pictures to show as well as a report and how it went.
Well mom decided I could use some mental play so she got out 6 items and spread them out on the floor. There was a cell phone case, a pen, small cloth, pill bottle, her keys on leather fob, and a metal ring dad uses for his pant legs on his bike. The rest I have retrieved before but the metal is a challenge as I have yet to pick up metal in my mouth. Mom keeps trying it though just in case I do it one day. Well tonight was the night. She got out the laser pointer, clicker and treats. Every time she pointed the laser she would say bring it, I would then get the item and bring it up to her reach on her knee. She would then click and treat. The phone case I know as PHONE and do not need it pointed to. She saved the metal for last and then pointed the laser. I ran right over sniffed it and picked it up. She was so happy I got a whole treat instead of a part. That was sooo fun. Then we did shake paw, high five and roll over. Oh yea also boring stuff like sit and down.
I am now going to lounge as sometimes mental play wears me out as much as physical. Never mind before mom got this typed I started emptying my toy basket. Oh well I can nap later.
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Great job! I don't do metal yet, got to get mom to practice with me some more on that! Have fun meeting up with Shadow, and don't forget the photos!
My mom just kept trying diffrent things. this was easy to pick up and I am not sure I realized it was metal. Yes we will try to take photos.
It will be fine :o) Shadow knows many things about training and the SD routine. You will have a good time.
Love, Jolanda and sonja