Guide Dogs Of America Open House 2008

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A few days ago I received my invitation to the Guide Dogs of America Annual Open House. It made me kind of sad because I can’t take Stetson through the puppy trials this year. Now you might be wondering: “What are the puppy trials?”

GDA Puppy Trials

This is the Twenty first Annual Guide Dog Puppy Trials. There will be several obstacles set up on a specific course (such as walking up and down a set of stairs, or walking past scary things like balloons and llama’s). You will be judged on each obstacle, and awards will be given. Yes, we do take it seriously, but we also want you and your family to have fun!

GDA LogoLast year Stetson and I went through the puppy trials, but didn’t do to well because he just got the bandages off his foot (injured while running across his wire crate). Stetson’s brother Stuart won last years trial for his age bracket.

It kind of makes me sad this year because I was hoping to take Stetson through the trials again and try and place as one of the top 3. Maybe next year if I decide to train another puppy.

Guide Dogs Of America Open House

Here are the details for the GDA Open house:

What: Guide Dogs of America 60th Anniversary Open House

Where: GDA Campus, 13445 Glenoaks Boulevard Sylmar, CA 91342

When: Saturday, June 14th, 2008

I can’t wait for the GDA Open House. They have a great silent auction that helps raise money for GDA. There’s also food including tri-tip sandwiches, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks that will be available for a small donation.

I’ll be there and hope to see you too.

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  1. @Anne, I hope Dustin is the IFT (In Formal Training) dog going through the obstacles. We’ll definitely keep our eye out for him. Have fun on your cruise!

  2. Sometimes they have an IFT dog guide and trainer go around some obstacles on the driveway. We will be gone on our cruise so if you get a chance to check it out look for Dustin. 🙂

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