Thursday, January 26, 2012

Exciting News for Dembre!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday we got a call from CCI! No, it wasn't a release call. It was Dembre's final AT report via phone!

His trainer said that he's a really good dog and that he was very strong on his commands coming in to AT and that she really appreciated our effort. We were informed that this team training group consists of 6 facility dogs and 6 successor service dogs! "Successor teams" are SD teams with a handler (or human partner) who has had a CCI dog in the past. Most of them have a CCI service dog that is either retired or has passed away! 

Dembre's trainer told us that Dembre is currently (with nothing official) slotted for a service dog match!!!! It also sounded like his back up match was also as a service dog! She said that he could go either way, though. It's amazing to think that they already have a good idea of who he might go to!!!!

I'll say that I'm so excited that the first puppy that I raised is doing so well! I'm SO PROUD of him! I'm extremely happy that he's so close to graduation (unless he gets held over until may)!

I'm really excited to meet his new partner (hopefully in a few weeks)!!!!!!!!

I don't know if I really thought that Dembre would go this far when I put his cape on for the first time
~Elijah & Hobart II (with Dembre in our prayers)


  1. Amazing!! Great job to you and Dembre!

  2. A huge Congratulations!!! Exciting news!! Well done, Elijah and Dembre!!

  3. congratulations Elijah - exciting days ahead. This is what it's all about! Enjoy it, you worked hard for this!

  4. Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate your support!

    ~Elijah (& Hobart II)

  5. Congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to hear more!

  6. Congrats Elijah! That's awesome. You did great work on getting him a wonderful start. His partner will be so appreciative!

  7. Thanks everyone for being there! I've always been encouraged by all your comments and thoughts on my blog and have really enjoyed getting to read about your pups too :D



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