Friday, December 29, 2006
So sorry that we did not make it over to see you all before Christmas!
It was such a busy time! We have no idea where it went!
I thought I would send along a couple of pictures of Jasper from
Christmas morning. She had a lot of fun helping Kaleigh open presents
and opening her own. :)
Shawn is off until next Tuesday so hopefully we will have time to pop
over and see you before the New Year!
See you soon!
Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
My Service Dog Sable is home with me for good. She has been in training for 15 months. I have been keeping a journal since her arrival from 'Doindogs Kennel in Canada.
When I approached the Trainers at C & G K-9 school, about a Service Dog...they said yes they do that type of training.
But, Pro the head trainer, suggested I call Don Bates at Doindogs Kennel in Canada. He had used some of his dogs for work with a Hearing Impaired client.
I called Mr. Bates. His dogs have been used by the Toronto Police K-9 unit & for Service Dogs. He & His Vet selected the dog they felt was right for my needs. These are wonderful dogs. You can look up His Kennel at www.doindogs.com. Sable even has her own page!
He sent her down when she was 3 months old. She Bonded with Me for 2 months. Then My friend Jessie took her for 'Puppy Boot Camp'. When she was 6 months old, Jessie sent her back to me.
That's when Sable started her Service Dog Training with Joe, at C & G K-9 School in Uniondale.
They have taught her many things.
243 Oak Street
Uniondale, NY 11553
1 800 924-PAWS
I especially like when Sable picks up the things that I drop. The Command is "get____" my keys, glasses, books, etc. Anything I drop.
***For me the best one is 'Get Phone' .... she will get portable phone if I fall!
This is so reassuring to me, to know that Sable is there to help me when I am alone. I highly recommend getting a Service Dog.
This is all possible because of the selective breeding Don Bates at 'Doindogs Kennel' and the expert training she received at 'C & G K-9 Patrol School.
I highly recommend Service Dogs for the M.S. Community. This is something I want to share.
Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year,
M.S. Mother of the Year 1998
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Just wanted to let you know Bentley is a very popular addition to our family. Everyone is in love with her!She sleeps in her kennel at night and sticks to us like glue all day. She has a bed in our tv room and she takes all her toys there for safe keeping. House training is going well. My only concern is how little she eats. She drinks lots of water but eats barely one cup of food per day. If I should be concerned, let me know.
Anyway, thanks again; your pups are super.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I just want to say thank you for the information about the other pups. Also, thank you for Kona! She is truly an amazing pup. She is so sweet tempered and smart. I am not kidding when I say she knows the following commands; come, sit and down. We are working on ‘roll over’ and she almost has the hang of it. She is quite good about going into her crate and she is doing well at night. She’s a charmer!
PS~ We’ll send more pictures when we can!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Hi Don and Pierette,
Thought you might enjoy some recent pictures of Abby. Everything has been going really well - she's been housetrained now for over a month and has been quick to learn new commands.
She thoroughly enjoyed our recent snowfall (as you may guess from some of the pics) and gets just as excited about water or going in the car.
We couldn't be happier with her and can't believe how much she's grown already.
Ryan & Sarah
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
We thought you might want to see pictures of Jaz. She met her brother Angus today at puppy training class with Lietash. Overall, the housetraining is going really well, we still need to work on her bite inhibition.
She`s a lot of fun and we absolutely love her and you're welcome to come visit if you wish. We'll certainly recommend you to other friends and family.
Luc & Nathalie