Dublin was quite the helper when he would come into the office with me, but part boxer? I don’t think so…Dublin was/is a purebred yellow Labrador Retriever bred at Guide Dogs of America.
Today Dublin is a working guide dog and we chronicled his entire journey in our Puppy In Training TV series.
If you have a moment take a look at Dublin’s videos as we tell his story from picking him up as a 7 week old puppy to guide dog graduation to visiting and watching him as a working guide dog.
This Puppy Is…Part Boxer!
I love that picture! Dublin helping out in the warehouse. If he didn’t continue on to his career as a guide dog maybe he could have worked the shipping department at Ascolta I’m sure they would have loved having Dublin as a permanent worker back there!
By the way, if you are interested in raising and training a guide dog puppy please feel free to contact me through our contact form and I can send you some details on how we started our journey as puppy raisers.
Just to let you know raising and training guide dog puppies has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life so if you’re a puppy or dog lover then please do yourself a favor and check your area for local service and guide dog schools that might offer puppy raising opportunities.
Linus here! I’m back and taking over the blog for the day!
Ever since that big guy, Apache left we’ve had guide dog puppy visitors from big to small. Toby (8 week old yellow Lab) was our first visitor and stayed with us for 2 weeks. Now, Journey (7 month old yellow Lab) is hanging out with us and boy does he love to play! One of the funniest things he does is jump around like a bucking bronco!
I’ve never seen a Lab do that before in my life! It’s so funny!!!
Journey The Bucking Bronco!
Although not considered mischief in many circles a jumping guide dog is not a good thing so we’re working on keeping Journey a little bit calmer around the house. However, that doesn’t mean Dad didn’t catch a pic of this bucking bronco:
Journey acts like a bucking bronco in the morning
Journey jumped so high his head came clear out of the frame! As you can see my tail already got into a little bit of mischief by getting in the middle of Dad’s shoot.
Linus’ Tail Got Into A Little More Mischief
Of course my tail couldn’t just stop at that little, tiny bit of mischief. More was in store!
As usual Dad woke up bright and early to feed us breakfast. Miss Ali was tired after a long week of camping and stayed in bed. After a little bit of breakfast I hopped back on the bed and look what my tail decided to do:
Check out my tail! It was trying to tickle Miss Ali’s nose!
Dad thought it was so funny he snapped this pic. It was still a bit dark outside so the photo didn’t come out to well, but as you can see my tail is brushing up against Miss Ali’s face almost completely covering it. I don’t know about you, but I think that would probably tickle…Dad just laughed….quietly…
I hope everyone had a great an mischievous weekend!
Linus and Stetson write a guest post every Monday called “Monday Mischief“, where they talk about their mischief, antics, and adventures from the past weekend.
I want to be a guide dog when I grow up!