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Proper is proper

At my interview at Canine Companions for Independence I gave commands to a dog named Proper.   She was indeed proper and obeyed my commands.  And she was proper for someone because she graduated as a "Skilled Companion" (a service dog for a kid). CCI just had a Team Training and graduation last weekend.

It sounds like a great match because it was obvious Proper loved loved kids. She sniffed my feet and then wiggled her entire butt in the air with happiness cos I smelled of kids. ;)

Special K had previously said she wanted to name our dog Proper.  But I told Special K and she took the news well. She's met several other CCI dogs. So Proper is not so remarkable anymore. Just as amazing though.

Special K and I also talk about how the dog will work for me and will therefore not available for playing and then it will be available for playing. I'm sure I'll talk more to a couple parents with assistance dogs about this but it seems like the dogs are focused when working and know the difference. It's more me who needs the training. ;)

Special K is also heading for Kindergarten in August so will be gone every morning.  And Little T will be gone to preschool two mornings a week in September.  So I'll have a house with no kids to do training. Hard to believe.

And cos I know someone will ask the next Team Training is in mid August and no I have no idea if I'll be called. :)


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May. 23rd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
Here's hoping you get a dog who loves loves loves kids. :.)

May. 23rd, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Me too! :) And soon.
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