Friday, October 21, 2011

Dembre's AT Report (1 week early)

I came home from a friends house today and was quite surprised to find a report on Dembre. I wasn't expecting it, because according to our schedule we were supposed to get in on the last Wednesday of the month. I guess his trainer just sent it early.

Dembre COMPLETED ALL HEALTH EXAMS!!!!!!!! That means his hips, knees, and eyes are all functioning well enough for him to be a service dog. Once again he has been mounting dogs in the play yard, but "will stop for a short time with correction." His trainer also mentions that she is "not terribly concerned" with this behavior. Still, I hope that he doesn't continue with this behavior. It doesn't seem like it will get him released, but it's still a negative behavior. Other than that he's doing really well! Dembre is reviewing basic commands and learning retrieve, get, hold, and push. I'm thrilled that he is progressing in his advanced skills. According to his trainer he has done great out on field trips!

His overall progress is mostly marked under moderate, which CCI tends to like. The only thing marked high is motivation.

I'm so proud of that dog!!!! I have prayed that he'll do well and so far he has, but there is still more than three and a half months to go. Wherever he is, is where he belongs.

~Elijah & Hobart II (With Dembre in our prayers)


  1. What a GREAT photo!!! How awesome that he passed the health phase - I bet that feels awesome. While I know it is all "out of your control" ... I would think the health side to be truly OUT of your control. =)

  2. That's so great Elijah! Can't wait until you get the next report. :)

  3. Hey, that's not fair!! The rest of us have to wait till next week.

    Great news that Dembre's fit and ready for action. Must have learned the mounting from Ansel ;^)

  4. Wow, that's great. You must be really proud.

    HA,ha, yea he must have learned the mounting from Ansel.!

  5. Go Dembre! Congrats on the good report.

  6. Go Dembre, Go Dembre, Go Dembre!!! That's awesome! So proud of you and him. That's a huge relief I know! He'll make someone an awesome partner some day soon. That's amazing!

  7. Hi Elijah & Hobart,

    Congrats on those good reports... He will be the prefect dog and I know that;) He had the PREFECT puppy raiser. When you have the gift (and I know you do!) He will have nothing but the best from you;) Yes, I made my way to the Blog... LOL Love you and keep up the good work... but I still miss my foster home.

  8. Thanks, everyone!
    Wanda, I could have never done this without having learned from you :)

    Elijah & Hobart II


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