May 14, 2014
PART THREE - PUPPY FURLOUGH
"The bus is here," ARUS Rob announced. Gary was a bit early. As an outside puppy raiser Gary also drove a school bus for the Pickford Public Schools. Tammy had arranged for him to take the older Chippewa pups and their furlough handlers to the elementary school for an outing. Not only would the puppies experience a bus ride, they would be exposed to lots of kids on the playground during recess.
Tammy still had items on her agenda, but our session was over. She had covered information about TAG teach, a sort of "clicker" training for people that we learned at Leader Dog during puppy counselor training, but we had no time to try the exercises. Maybe next trip.
|Kim negotiates the bus steps with FLD Ecko. Check out the nice loose leash!|
|Puppy counselor Tammy pauses at the top step with FLD Drummond before disembarking at the school.|
|The children were respectful in asking permission to pet the puppies. FLD Sammy was happy to oblige.|