October 21st 2006 4:42 pm
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Hello to all my Diego pals!
I just got an email with Diego's first report. He has gone through
all the medical stuff (X-rays, physical, neuter, eye exams, etc.) and was
deemed healthy and started training. He was given a 'G' or Good rating for
his manners playing with other dogs, body handling, and kennel behavior. He
also got a 'G' for his obedience, Intro to the harness, forward command,
hup-up command, and wait command. He got 'F/G' or Fair to
Good for the straight line concept, which I am guessing he is just starting
because that is more of a Phase 2 lesson. Here is what his trainer, Jolene,
had to say about him:
"Diego is sweet, soft boy. At times Diego can get solicitous with his
handler. Diego's obedience is very good and he is very responsive to me at
this time. Diego has learned to move out at a consistent pace and pull in
response to the forward command. He has also learned the basics of making
left and right turns. Diego has tested off of Colonial Street and will
begin working in the small town of Peekskill on Monday.
Diego has an average level of distraction which we are working on using
counter-conditioning. Diego will be beginning to learn about curbs, street
crossings, and clearances.
Diego is currently living with Gisa, an all black GSF. The two get along
very well and enjoy each others company."
For those who are wondering, Colonial Street is a street right next to GEB where the dogs learn the very basics of guide work. They are tested at the end of each phase and those that understand the phase's concepts move on to the next phase.
I will continue to post as soon as I get any info!
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