Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GADA Team Training Day Ten

At breakfast this morning, Ramona cover the itinerary for graduation. This is going to be a ceremony you won't want to miss. I hope you will all join us for this wonderful celebration.

We jumped right into our practical working exam with our dogs. Each team performed ten different tasks with our dogs. And of course each team did amazing. These dogs are so eager to perform. It still amazes me that each dog has formed such a bond with their human partner in such a short amount of time. Even though Tim and Ramona have spent two years with them, their focus is completely on their new partner. We all passed our exam with flying colors. All we have left to complete our training is an oral and written exam which we will take tomorrow.
Danny in the kennel
 Topper turns the light on
 Watching the exam
 Rich and Topper
 Resting up
 Danny retrieving an item from the drawer
 Topper paying the cashier
 Good job Murphy
 Puppy love
Exams are hard work!!
Murphy retrieving an item from the drawer

Tim catered in our lunch from Subway and afterwards Ramona showed us the graduation. We all wanted to see it before hand so we could be desensitized. I can tell you after watching the video that you will need tissues if you plan to come to graduation. Ramona did a phenomenal job with the video.

We all loaded up after lunch for our final outing, a trip to the movies to see Maleficent.  Each dog settled in quite nicely before the movie started. We were all very careful not to drop any popcorn. There was a part in the movie with wolfs barking. I was so afraid we would have three dogs barking but they all remained quiet.  It was another successful outing!
Movie time

Ramona and Tim took all the dogs home with them tonight. They will be going to Groomingdale's first thing in the morning so they will be nice and clean for graduation on Friday.
Goodwill sign reads:
Danny Topper
and Murphy
GADA Graduates