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Set 8

September 8th 2012 5:40 pm
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I have been real lazy about entering days of training with Thad. Every Wed. we have been going to RROTC to train with the people there on both nodalice and agility. We have gotten a 25" spring leash and dumbbells to help practice thing like over and come when called. The dumbbells we work with take it right now. I've been doing sit stays for 5min and down stays for 30mins. I let him play right after practice. He goes with me every Sunday to Sunday School and we do public work also which he is doing excellent at. I rented Team Work I from Bow Wow Flix.


Aug 31

August 31st 2012 1:04 pm
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He is 81/2 months and we went to get my hair cut yesterday, but unfortunately I have just me when we go out most the time. He did pretty good for a pup his age and only broke the down stay 4 times while I was getting my hair cut. The women at the salon on base are totally cool and supportive of my and Thad. Next we went into the BX to find a watch I keep buying super inexpensive watches but they fit funny and break to easy. So this time I bought a Timex for a man because my wrist are so much bigger now and it fits better plus I can actually see what time it is. LOL

We next went to the dollar store for toothpaste, deodorant, dental floss and toothpaste. Then I went to Joanns and got some fabric glue sticks for his patches on his new harness. Next it was off to big lots for some training & some play toys and treats. Lastly it was off to PetSmart for the fishy treats for some reason he really flips for them and I can cut each piece into 4 tiny pieces so the last a long time. He still sniffs a lot I just tell him leave it and he will stop and he is real friendly to people and I am getting more and more to ask before just reaching out and touching.


Aug 30

August 30th 2012 7:41 pm
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Worked on more watch me today, take it and front/heels for 2 fifteen minute secessions.


Aug 29

August 29th 2012 9:39 pm
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Practiced front/heels and watch me this morning and in the after noon figure 8s and halts.
Went to RROTC tonight and went through almost flawlessly the AKC ring rules of Novelist, then worked on agility jumping. I also talked with the other trainers there for tips on different ways of training.


Aug 28

August 28th 2012 8:54 pm
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Today we worked on watch me, sit for 5 mins and later we worked on come when called, front/heels.


Aug 25-26

August 26th 2012 11:07 am
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Yesterday practice walking with harness insync with me step by step. worked on downs and sit stays. We went to PetSmart and let a associate hold Thad several times while I left him for 30 seconds. He did start to get stressed the last time I left him, goal is working up to 3mins. We ordered a new nylon hands free service dog leash. Went to a friends house and watched the Saints kick Houstons but. Thaddeus did down stays and did not move while we ate. Behaved appropriately the whole time we were there.
Went to church this morning and he behaved excellent the whole time we were there. Later we worked on take it. This afternoon we went to a meeting and the store.


Aug 17

August 17th 2012 8:44 pm
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Today Thad and I worked on sitting, laying 20 times in a row. Come when called with front/heel and walking with me in his mobility harness. We got the extra 8" handle for the mobility harness today.


Aug 16

August 16th 2012 7:47 pm
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Took Thaddeus to get shampooed and brushed this morning. Went home did doggie push ups and got ready for this afternoon. Took my car to Rob's work and waited for Nancy to pick me up. She had with her the cutest little Toy poodle named Gracie. Went to this place called Azalea Estates Assisted Living it is a retirement community and turns out us and three other dogs who where all dressed up in clothes/some in costumes entertained these old ladies for two hours. I told them about Thad and what he does for me and had his mobility harness. He is no where ready to be a mobility dog yet just getting use to the gear. I explained he was a pysch dog and what he did for me and my PTSD. He was so good with the other dogs there and let the olde ladies pet him. This one kept telling Thad home much she loved him.


Aug 15

August 15th 2012 1:16 pm
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Worked on what we learned so far and did doggie push ups. Went to visit a neighbor and she had a cat, Thad's first reaction was a bark then growled a couple of times but was quiet after I told him to leave it. He is such a good boy!


Aug 12

August 12th 2012 11:43 pm
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Worked on doggie push ups with Thad yesterday and today. Also come when called and front heels. Took Thad to my first day back at Sunday school today he shook hands with people, they to pictures and he was in a down stay all during class. We are not going to the regular service till he is a year old and past his last fear period. We went to eat at a Chinese restaurant after and he was in a down stay under the table whole time and also shook hands with owners little girl.

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