Monday, June 20, 2011

Mission Complete (First full weekend out in public)

Good dog!

Dembre sitting in a skywalk in downtown Akron
Dembre did GREAT for our conference this last weekend! He didn't have any accidents (which was exciting, because at home he was showing signs of a UTI). Dembre listened well, maneuvered well, and sat patiently while he got attention from many, many people! It's hard to be bored when you have a dog at your side! I could hardly walk from one side of the convention center to the other without someone asking to pet Dembre. He was good and didn't have a big licking problem. He acted pretty comfortable and relaxed most of the time. I met a former PR, who had raised for Pilot Dogs Inc.. It's always fun talking to fellow service/guide dog raisers! We stayed with my grandparents, who live in a house overlooking a very nice river! Dembre had lots of fun swimming in the river and playing on the rocks. I can tell he's happy to be home, though.

~Elijah & Dembre


  1. Good job!! Nothing more fun than being around LOTS of people. Great training opportunities.

  2. Hi my name is MeKalea and I am a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. I stumbled upon your blog recently and thought I would let you know that it sounds like you have done a great job with Dembre! Feel free to check out my blog

  3. Way to go Dembre - so many great training opportunities!

  4. Thanks for stopping by MeKalea and Lisa :)


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