I was very excited about the success of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppies in Training and Working Guide Dogs the Annual Hollywood Bowl outing. It was so good to meet new raisers and handlers at the picnic and inside of the venue. There were 30 dogs and 92 humans in attendance. The seating, as always, was great. Thank you all for making this years event a success.
BAARK GDB Puppy Raisers enjoyed an evening of bowling. Actually was very fun and the puppies didn’t care one bit. They all just hung out guarding the bowling ball racks. We were missing Aiden this time. Rhubarb had an excused absence as she is in breeder evaluation (fingers crossed).
Yes, the day was hot but not unbearable and the puppies could still walk on the sidewalks. Very nice turnout – Many clubs were represented. Of course, some of us made the annual lunch stop at Philippe’s. YUM. Walked down Olvera Street, puppies practiced polite walking past each other, and the group photo. Missing were Mandy and Elbert!!
Twice a year, OCTA hosts a training day for service dogs where they allow us all to practice with our dogs so they learn to be comfortable riding buses. The puppies learn about the steps, the ramp and the wheelchair lift. The OCTA bus drops us off at Downtown Disney where we are able to walk through crowds, go in and out of stores and stop for a bite to eat. Thank you to all of the people who were at Downtown Disney as they had to use their best self-restraint not to pet the puppies. It is important that they are able to walk through crowds and past other dogs and remain focused. Successful day for all!
The BAARK Guide Dog Puppies in Training went for our outing to the Pumpkin Patch in Yorba Linda on October 27, 2015. Aiden is the Brindle, Rancher is a black lab sometimes wearing something funny on his head, Brian is the caramel colored lab with a green gentle leader, Rhubarb is our little girl yellow lab with the candy corn scarf and Buckley is our oldest puppy, black lab with the green gentle leader. In attendance were Aiden, Rancher, Brian, Rhubarb and Buckley. Career Change Mobley, Kelton and Natasha tagged along.