Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dembre's 2 Full Months in AT!!!!!!!!!!!

Dembre has made it a two months in advanced training! That's 1/3 of the way through AT!!!!!!!!!! I can't express how proud I am of him! I got to see him last night at puppy class!!!!!!!!! He has been moved with another black dog so I didn't recognize him so our program manager checked his tattoo. I knew it was him when I said, "Dembre!!!" He started wagging and when we released him from his kennel I could tell he was thrilled to see me! I told him how proud I was of him and to keep up the good work! He still had his Dembre personality, but he has STOPPED LICKING! That is a miracle! And his excitement is not nearly as evident! It felt so great to get to see him and play with him again! I must say I am absolutely thrilled!!!!!!!!

...............To the beginning of the end!!!!
From the beginning .............
Elijah (& your little bro.)


  1. What a fantastic feeling, Elijah! Way to go!!!

  2. That's so great you got to see him! It really is amazing how fast they grow up in AT.

  3. Thanks, Elle and Briana! It is amazing how fast they learn! I guess they live in an atmosphere of constant learning!

  4. Great job Dembre! You're very lucky Elijah, we don't get to see our pups after they're in AT...except through a window. Even then we still have to guess which one is ours. Why isn't Ansel with Dembre?

  5. Probably the loss of Ansel's doghood has relegated him to a single kennel until he recovers...just a wild guess!

    You are so lucky to get to see Dembre!

  6. Hi Y'all,

    That is so wonderful that you got to see him. Sounds like he's progressing well so soon you'll get to see him graduate.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. WOW, CONGRATS!!!! That's great news. How lucky you get to see him regularly! That's pretty special.

  8. I am very thankful that his trainer lets me see him! I'll probably wait another month until I see him again, but it was nice to see him!!!! I don't know why he's not with Ansel, but I'd think it's a pretty good guess that he's been moved because he was neutered.

  9. You should be so proud of yourself and Dembre! I discovered your blog a few days ago, while researching service dog puppy raising. I read the entire thing from the first post to most recent, and I realized this is something I really want to do. I'm working on writing an essay for my parents (I'm 13 too.) explaining why I want to raise a puppy, what commitment it will mean for me and them, and what CCI is. (I might ask you for some advice later if you don't mind.)
    Thank you for being my inspiration. Good luck to you, Dembre, and Hobart!


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