Formal Training Update

Dreary and overcast day… bleah. So I’ve posted a photo that I took on a sunny day, to make me feel better. Doesn’t Lomax appear to be looking back at whatever it is that’s left its looming shadow? “Can I eat it before it eats me?”

I realized this evening that I haven’t updated you with regard to Lomax’s turn-in date, when he’ll go to live at the school for formal training (we call it “IFT”). He’s nineteen months old now, so he’s theoretically of age and due to go in during the May turn-in, but he’s been given a reprieve — hooray! I get to keep my boy another three months or so. The next turn-in is in late July.

His brother Liam isn’t going in May, either, which I’m guessing means the entire “L” litter is going in July. There must be too many dogs this time around, and I know the school is looking to hire another person in the training department. It’s apparently a very busy time.

That’s excellent news as far as I’m concerned! It gives me more time to work with Lomax on his distracted ways; it gives him more time to mature. It also gives us more time to cuddle. Three months seems like a long time now, but I know it will pass in a flash. I’m sure gonna miss this silly little dog.

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5 responses to “Formal Training Update

  1. Sorry to rub it in but Petey and I jsut went for a walk in the ravine on this beautiful day in Toronto! šŸ˜› hahaWow, three months!! That sounds like such a short time but it’s better than one month at least šŸ™‚ I think Lomax will make a great guide dog! :DHugs and puppy kisses,Nat and Petey

  2. Ha ha indeed! I really have nothing to complain about, living where I do. The weather is back to being nice today…and it will be even sunnier tomorrow. And besides, Nat…I can “rub it in” all winter for you guys: “Ohhh nooooo…it got all the way down to 62 degrees today…I’m going to freeeeeze!”:^PThank you for the vote of confidence, Nat and Petey — I hope Lomax does make it to working guide status. But we’re trying to balance our hopes with reality, and not be either too certain or too discouraged (some days it’s hard). It’s best to focus on each day as it comes, and do the most we can to work and work and WORK his little tail off!

  3. Lomax is not the only one to get a reprieve Kamra GDA’s “K” litter also has a July turn in date. But some of her other litter mates are going on May 13th.

  4. Hey! I know Kamra!Heehee…you just never know who’s reading the blog. šŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting!Glad you get to keep her for a few extra months, too.

  5. Well, That’s just great! But from the words of an experienced puppy raiser…”you never have enough time”(no,I didn’t say that)But any way, glad to see your taming the beastie for a few months yet.

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