Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mom says I will be taking a text in 2 or 3 weeks

Mom and I have been working pretty hard this week. She has been trying to teach me this thing called "Tug" and this week I finally understood what she wanted! She wants me to pull on something when she says "tug"! We have been working on me pulling on the thing in her hand all week.
Then today she put it on a drawer where a lot of metal things humans use to eat are kept. She told me to tug and I did and the drawer opened! Mom was really happy and said I was a Very Good Dog and gave me a really yummy treat. We did that for a while then she moved it to the door. She told me to tug and I did and closed the door!
She is also making me do a "practice alert" that we can show our trainer so I can be certified (whatever that is). Mom says we are going to take a test with our trainer in 2 or 3 weeks so I can get my certification.
I've gone to physical therapy with Mom twice this week and she said I did great. I laid by all of her exercises and was quiet, even when people talked to me. Today Mom went to get something called an x-ray where she laid on a table that moved and made funny noises. I stayed in the room with her to make suer everything was ok. After that we wen to Target and Mom talked to 2 different people about me. One man said his wife had a dog that was his wife's eyes! He was very nice and said I was a Good Dog. Then a lady asked about me and petted me, even though Mom told her I was working. I knew I was still working so I just sat by Mom and wagged my tail. Mom said I did the exact right thing!
And now, finally, here is a picture of me in my service dog gear.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Dixie you sure are a smart girl and sounds like you are a big help to your mom! I love your service gear too, you are a TOP DOG!!