I decided to have a little fun with my photo editing software. I got this awesome sunset with Cobra in it awhile back and I had some fun with the pics.
There were a few days awhile back where we had the most beautiful sunsets. I believe I took these photos a month ago and it would have been around that time.
That's one good thing about living in the country. God's beauty is all around us without houses and buildings blocking the way (no offense to those that do)
In case you haven't noticed I'm started to dwell more on Cobra's limited time with me. I'm sure he has 4 or 5 months more, but it's too short! I want years with him!
I don't know about other guide and service dog schools, but if the pup that you raised doesn't make the program (health, temperament, etc..) KSDS will ask the puppy raiser if yo want him back. If you say no, then they go to great homes that have applied to accept one of these dogs as pets.
I have thought long and hard, but I really don't know if I will take him back. Most of me says yes, but a part of me knows that it's another member and another mouth to feed along with the possibility of dealing with why he was released.
I just don't know until the actual question is asked. I hope all goes well though and he doesn't have to be released from the program.
I know he would make an excellent assistance dog, and I think he would be better as a guide dog than a service dog. He stays by me and he never really looks at me, but is focused on the objects ahead of him. The commands "left" and "right" are coming along wonderfully and no longer do I get confused (it happens! I say left, but I mean right. I'm sure I'm not the only one)
Most of his commands he pretty much knows. There are a few I didn't teach him, such as "tug" because if he were to be a guide dog, that could be a potential hazard. There are a few others but not many.
I hope he takes his experiences, with me, and applies them to his future line of work. I'm tearing up now, so I better go.
Thanks for the comments guys! I know I haven't been reading all your blogs like I should, but I'm getting there.