Monday, June 11, 2012

3 Things at 3 Months

A few days late but I wanted to wait until after Carrie was at Guide Dogs to post Partner's monthly post.  Partner is now the main focus of this blog and I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with posting now that I no longer feel like I am favoring one or the other- I always start to feel a little badly about certain things when I double up with puppies.

Here are a few things I have learned about Partner since I have had him:

1.  Partner is a Smart Cookie! In less than a few weeks, he had already learned his name, sit, wait, okay, come and is currently working on learning to ring a set of bells when he needs to go out. He had also learned how to open the dog food  containers- We will be replacing those ASAP!

2. Partner is a People Dog! Despite living in a house with 3 other pet dogs and a few Diabetic Alert Dogs who come in and out, Partner is not super interested in playing with them.  He likes to run around with them but his face doesn't light up when he sees the other dogs- as it does when he sees us. So far, he has much preferred to  play with his "mamma" than his "siblings". It will be interesting to see if he grows out of this or not.

3. Partner is Special. I feel so honored to have been asked to take Partner. My leader guesses that they chose the name Partner for him because he was the result of the partnership between the 3 schools. Due to the fact that he is from another school, Guide Dogs will be looking at him closely for breeding in order to expand their Golden Retriever breeding colony. I am hopeful that I can turn this little fluff-ball into a breeder- or at least guide!- worthy dog!


  1. I am in love with his cute little smile! And his eyes are gorgeous.

    1. I feel the exact same way! Haha! Are you still looking into raising/co-raising? Reading your blog, it sounds like you would make a great puppy raiser! :)

    2. Thank you! Yes I still want to raise SOOOO BADLY but at the moment I can't.
      Thank you for reading my blog AND commenting. I love having comments! :)