I’d been home for about a week when one morning Mom said she had a surprise for me. She loaded me into the car and off we went. When we arrived I saw that we were back at GDA – the place I was born – South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind.
We walked around the corner onto the big grass field and there were all my brothers and my sister! For the first 13 weeks after we’ve gone to our new homes, we go to GDA once a week for puppy classes. It was so much fun. We had a chance to reconnect and play a bit!
We also got a chance to play with a big dog! This is Patrick, also a puppy in training, but a bit older than us. He was very friendly.
Here is a video of us playing!
Then we had to sit still while the humans discussed whether we are being good dogs or not (which of course we all are). They talked about our progress, and we have to learn to sit quietly with our puppy raisers. We also did some obedience, like learning how to ‘sit’ on command.
Monica is our Puppy Raising Supervisor. She is there to teach and help the humans when they have questions or need help with anything.
Then it was photo time! Patrick’s mommy Angel took some photos. Here are all of us (the K litter pups) with our puppy raisers. I am the one on the far left.
Some close-ups! Can you spot me?
In this picture I’m the one on the bottom right.
This is going to be so much fun every week! I can’t wait for the next one!
Next time I will tell you about my first puppy class at a normal dog school.