Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Goodbye Gideon

And as is customary for my organization, it is once again time for us to trade dogs. Not something I really ever enjoy doing; but its the way things are. Gideon will be moving on to another trainer who will continue what I have started. Loose leash walking, working him in the real world doing service dog work, etc..

While its been fun having four dogs, I am ready to have some sanity back, having four dogs with different energy levels, has been interesting to say the least. I have to constantly remember to switch gears/tactics when working with all of them.

But despite our challenges I feel we've made significant progress.

Goodbye my goofy golden pal.

Gideon Grins

Gideon wearing his new bandanna

9 comments:

Katie in MA said...

He will make a great service dog once the time comes, and do great things with the person he is selected to help. You do a great thing with these dogs!

Dee said...

Erin, thanks for all you do for Wilderwood! I love Gideon's kerchief, is that what you call it? Is that how you spell it? I love your blog, too!

The Brax Blog said...

Hope he does good!
I love those pictures:)

T.T

Erin,Bubbles and Texas said...

Ha ha Dee, its called a Bandanna :D Thank you for you kind words. :D

Twix said...

Momma says she can't imagine keeping a pup and then giving him away over and over. She really had a hard time when we fostered Scooter a few weeks ago. It must be even harder after all the work and training you do. He looks like a sweet boy.
Love and hugs,
Twix

Erin and the Furry Troops said...

Hi Twix, Actually all the work makes it easier, as you know they are going to do a job, that will change someone's life.

Kalyxcorn said...

oh my, and I thought we had it hard back when we had two! We've considered fostering now that we only have Baxter, but figure it's still in the future, just not now cause Baxter came from a house with 40 dogs. I think he still enjoys his alone time with us. :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

My hats off to you for what you do!

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

My hats off to you for what you do!

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/