Training my Malamute Assistance Service Dogs

Scary time out but got home alright due to my Assistance Dog- in Taining.

September 4th 2012 5:17 am
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I took Lone Star out yesterday for a short walk around the super market right near us. I left without thinking to put by back pack on. Big mistake! I didn't fall (my first fall with Icy was the one time I didn't bring "my ton of bricks") but only because we stopped frequently and I leaned against street light poles. I was fine going into the walk. We walked through a parking lot with lots going on and cars coming and going and people. She was excellent. Looking both ways and not giving undue attention to our surroundings. I was walking and I couldn't understand why I was having problems standing straight. By the time we got out of the parking lot and on our way home around it (next to a fairly busy road) I was having real problems. She was so good at telling that I was not well. She walked slowly and I let her sniff around to places we stopped. She was on edge. By the time we got home I was walking perpendicular. I sat down on the bottom stair and caught my breath and then made it upstairs to my armchair. By the time we were to leave to go to my son's Taikwondo I was able to walk down stairs to the door without a problem. My husband always takes me in my wheel chair as it's to far for me to walk yet. Due to balance and stamina.

Last night I got up and walked to the toilet myself at the Taikwondo place. Hey, I was proud! I held onto the walls but did it on my own.

I am sore today like I was beaten badly yesterday but most of it is centred around my right shoulder where I was walking with the crutch. What does that tell you about walking with an assistance dog vs crutches??

Poor Star is really mopy today. Even my MIL (who doesn't like Lone Star) has noticed and she remarked that maybe she ate something that didn't agree with her. I had to remind her of what happened yesterday and that I think Star is reacting to that and me being in pain. That woman! She just shrugged it off. She was THERE when I came home!!

Anyway, Star is getting a lot of pets today. Next time I will go out WITH my backpack. I told her to remind me.

 
Barked by: Demon Flash Bandit (Dogster Member)

September 4th 2012 at 7:49 am

I'm so glad Lone Star is there to help you!
Barked by: Lone Star Mobilitiy SDIT (Dogster Member)

September 4th 2012 at 7:58 am

Thanks Demon! I was happy I was there for her too. I feel a bit down today like it was my fault. Mum keeps making a big deal out of me. I guess all I can do is the best I can do. Icy said he was proud me! That made me smile!!

 

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