Kenobi’s diary

Part 44 – Last goodbye

Once a Guide or Service dog has been matched with their new owner, they spend the first few weeks together getting to know each other and building that special bond. During that time they work together with the GDA Trainers ...

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Part 43 – Training update

So I have been in training for a while and it is going very well. My trainers say that I’m learning really quickly. They told Mom that I was a gentle boy and very eager to learn and that I ...

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Part 42 – New adventure

Until we are around a year old, our Puppy Raisers have to do as much socialising with us as they can. So I went out with Mom as often as I could, and we visited many different places like shopping ...

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Part 41 – Socialising and more socialising

Mom and a friend went out for pancakes and I joined them. It is always so nice when restaurants allow Guide Dog puppies. We sat outside in the shade and there were birds, horses and sheep and tiny baby sheep ...

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Part 40 – Weekend boarder

When puppies on the Puppy Raising Scheme are about one year old, they go back to South African Guide-Dogs Training Centre to start their formal training to become Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, or Autism Support Dogs. They go to ‘school’ ...

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Part 39 – Obedience class and some fun

After I finished my puppy classes I enrolled in an obedience class. It is at the same school as I did my puppy classes and is called Elementary Obedience. As the name says it is very basic obedience. The course ...

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Part 38 – Out and about

As part of our socialisation, we have to go out and experience as many things as possible. We went to an expo and there were loads of people and things to see. There was a helicopter and people could pay ...

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Part 37 – I’ve got bigger!

I’ve been in my new home for three months now. I thought I’d show you how much I’ve grown. This was my very first dog bed when I came home, so I still like it very much. Mom says I’ve ...

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Part 36 – GDA puppies at Walkhaven dog park

The humans organised a whole bunch of Guide Dog puppies to have a playdate at Walkhaven dog park. We had such a blast! Mom says we played like only Guide Dog Labradors can play. Here are some photos. We were ...

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Part 34 – Visiting a friend’s horse and a restaurant

Misha, a friend of Mom’s, owns a horse called Melissa, and she invited us for a visit. Meeting big and different animals is good for my socialisation. We went for a walk through the property. Here I am right at ...

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Part 33 – Photos from the park

This is just a few photos of us having fun at the park. As you can see the most fun is splashing and running! There is also a video of me splashing and playing in the water! Next time I visit a ...

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