Today was puppy meeting day! We met at an outdoor shopping mall. Since this was Beacon's second meeting not much was expected of him.
|Beacon, in jacket, sitting|
on the grass
while I hold his leash.
Distractions - trying to keep Beacon in a sit while being distracted: Check (as in having someone take your picture every time you move)
|Beacon, in jacket, sitting on the grass|
looking into the camera.
|Beacon jumping out of a stand position|
to greet Frenchie.
|Beacon on the left in a down|
Frenchie and Clifford are to his left.
|Beacon responding appropriately|
as I tell him to 'come'. Beacon
is getting up from a down position.
|Beacon staying in a 'sit; position|
while I give him the stay command.
|Beacon practicing doggie|
distractions by walking
a figure 8 around other
|Beacon, in jacket, sitting on|
the grass, and not eating it!
Accept some love: Check - this was not an official Southeastern Guide Dogs command but Beacon is such a good boy it is hard not to love on him all the time - especially when he was doing so well at the puppy meeting
|Me giving Beacon a kiss on the head.|
Beacon is looking upward at me.
Exposure to statues: Check
|Beacon sitting, in jacket,|
in front of a statue of
|Beacon sitting at a door.|
|Beacon looking at himself|
in a mirror in a shoe store.
Straight: Not really - Beacon is too young to know the command 'straight' but it was good practice to follow and be followed by other dogs.
|Puppy raisers walking across a|
cross walk practicing the
Frenchie, a black female
goldadore, is in the lead,
followed by Beacon
and Clifford, a black male