I’m Otis and I’m working really hard on my guide dog training!
It has been a busy few weeks for me and I have learnt so much from my Puppy Raisers.
I have learned to stay still, resist temptations and obey commands. If I stand still or sit down when they ask me to, I get treats! Yum!
If I stay in the same place even when they walk away I get even more pats and cuddles, but it is hard. I just want to run over and play.
However, I stay, because I know that, when I have my red coat on I have to be on my best behaviour.
I am growing up fast, but not fast enough for my ears. They are still so big and floppy, but everyone tells me that it is my stand out feature.
I see another treat!
Enjoying it here while I still fit.
I enjoy meeting lots of people. It used to be a bit scary, but now I love it.
We went in the car to visit my Puppy Raisers’ grandmother at her nursing home. She rode around in a chair with wheels, which was new to me.
I got lots of pats and cuddles from all the other humans there too, along with plenty of vigorous tail wagging and kind licks to show how much I liked it.
I like lying on the footwell of the car while enjoying the vibrations of the engine. Goodness knows how I’ll fit when I am a big dog.
Guess who got a new toy for practicing all my commands? Me!
My Puppy Raiser took me to the pet aisle in the big shop and I found a Panda with the loudest squeak EVER! I play with it all the time these days and I love it.
I wish I could run, play and train all the time, but I need to get enough rest to be at my best, and also because I love sleeping.
Thank goodness for a warm spot on the carpet. Sleeping is the best!
Snoozing to recharge on awesomeness.