April 10, 2014
Unit 8 at the Baraga Correctional Facility is stair-less. RUM Steve assured us some time ago that the construction department at the prison would build a set of stairs for the puppies. "They just won't be next to the fence," he joked.
At last, on a mild and sunny April day, the puppies have stairs. And, as promised, they are not near the fence!
|The Future Leader Dog teams of Baraga and the new stairs.|
|Harvey helps FLD Copo negotiate the wooden steps.|
|FLD Dax gets a little help on his first time up.|
|Tammy offers a "touch" to FLD Dax to help him make the decision to descend the stairs. Chad waits patiently and calmly.|
Finally, our training session is over. Well, almost. Tammy has the men release their puppies into play. And practice calling them out of play. Fun!
|FLD Copo appears to have the upper paw on FLD Axel.|
|FLD Copo comes nicely out of play when called.|
|Even the COs get into the action by calling off FLD Bear.|
|RUM Steve hauls dog food (and poop bags) from the Leader Dogs for the Blind before we take off. "I like a full closet," he says about the poop bags. That's funny, I think, last month he said they had enough to last them 10 years! But I don't say anything...I don't want to mess with this guy, whose demeanor reminds me a bit of Gibbs from NCIS. I don't need a slap upside the back of my head!|