Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time Flies

College applications, School work, and of course raising guide dogs has temporary removed me from my updates on this blog. I am going to do a quick overview of what has happened so far, and later I will go in more depth. Of course, Newman is now IFT. I know that Newman will do his best as him and I extensively prepared for his next stage of his guide dog career. It was a bitter-sweet moment letting go of Newman as he was my close companion, and I will always be grateful to work with such a dog. On the same day, we picked up Jackson, a black male Labrador! I promise pictures :D

I will write more soon.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Boat Ride in The Villages

Today our training was at The Villages. Let me just say that The Villages is a really nice place, and Newman is really familiar with his place due to his puppy camp was at The Villages. So Newman quickly accumulated to the surroundings and was happy to be here again. What was special about today was that we went on a boat ride and toured The Villages. Once Newman and I were on the boat Newman right away laid down and enjoyed the breeze. We saw some wildlife like turtles,fishes, and even an alligator. I have to say the boat ride was great for Newman, since we really would not be able to provide such an experience for Newman. I think he handled the boat ride especially well and I am proud of him. Good going Newman! 

 My dad and Beau
 Newman and I
 Down stay being enforced

Boat Ride Pictures. Amazing Views!

Going home after a fun experience

Monday, June 25, 2012

Newman is Back!

As you can tell by the title, Newman is back from puppy camp. My parents and I picked up Newman on Saturday. I couldn't wait to see Newman it seemed longer than two weeks but he started puppy camp  right when school was getting out  and the weeks leading up to that is just one exam after another . I couldn't wait to give Newman a big old bear hug,after that Tom and Suzanne showed us around the Villages (which is a beautiful community),including letting the dogs having some free time. I could say how surprised I was when Newman was in a down stay then wondered over to check us out again; then Suzanne gave a command  and he casually jumped up on the golf cart and laid down. I was even able to drive the golf cart and experience what Newman got to do everyday. From that experience I definitely could tell that Newman enjoyed his camp experience. After having a quick bite to eat at the square, Tom and Suzanne showed us the town center of the Villages and we even educated a few people about SEGD dogs and raiser responsibility.  Suzanne is a lot like my dad she will hunt people out to talk to and promote the program. I let the cute pup on the other end of the leash break the ice and then answer questions when asked.  Tom and Suzanne provided Newman with best puppy camp experience new sounds, smells, and experiences. For that I thank you and I know Newman will miss you.

Beau, Newman, Uno at the polo fields

here we go , that was a blast.
under down and sleeping during lunch.

the gator is what had our attention.

letting the little pup entertain the crowd..

The Villages would be a good change a pace for the meetings once in awhile.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Puppy Camp Update

I was very lucky to have Suzanne as Newman's puppy camp counselor. She sent me pictures and updates of  Newman's adventures. Suzanne has informed me that he is doing excellent at his temporary new environment and especially loves riding in the golf cart.
I am proud that Newman is doing well at his camp. I can't wait to pick Newman up!
P.S. Newman is not picture shy!

Newman is a pro here!
 Hi Q!(Seriously, this looks like a pic from a magazine selling golf carts)
Back Seat Driver
I am very happy!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

School Is Out

School is out for the year and I am starting it out with a few major news reports. First, Newman will start puppy camp tomorrow! He will be at his new house for a little over three weeks. Newman will experience new outings, exposures, and smells that I would not be able to provide at my environment. Also, my parents, Beau, and I will be off to Gainesville to visit the University of Florida (Gators). After that, we will be visiting St. Augustine. This means some new pictures and more posts!

Also, here are some pictures from the last meeting.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Another Shout-out and Quick Updates

Hey readers. Sorry I haven't been blogging in a while since this is crunch time for me with my IB tests and AP tests. I promise more posts will be up after I finish all of these pesky tests.

Quick Update: Newman is practicing his commands, but he is somewhat struggling on his commands "come" and "heel". The reason I am bringing this up is that we had a test on our commands. In my book he did pretty well but he floundered on those commands. I kept my patience throughout this debacle, and I know Newman will pick up these commands in time.

Another Shout-out: I received an e-mail from Bella about her website . This site offers a great summary about each dog brand available in the market. So if you want to find out what you are feeding your dog or you are deciding which dog food to give to your dogs, consider reading  the information on this website.

See you guys soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our work so far...

Right now I am balancing school( got a lot of AP tests coming up), Newman and Beau, and other activities.
I can't wait to finish them!

         I want to make a quick shout-out to a new blog. This is my mom's blog, which is more focused on Beau and the group, so I recommend that all of you check it out at:

Do it for Beau!
Who can say no to that face?

Anyways, Newman is doing pretty well for his age. Right now he is taking a nap (such a tired puppy). I have found out that Newman is very strong, so I am working on his tendency of pulling. We can't have that for any dog, especially like dogs as big as Newman. 

Thanks again!