Boy have I had a great summer here at DogsInVests! I was able to spend lots of time up north at the cabin. I don't particularly love to swim however I sure do love to fish! We also went to visit a really cool farm with a lot of different animals. The last few months we have visited with the individual I may be placed with.
Currently I am working on some training for detecting changes in blood sugar, as I may need to be able to do that to help out my new person. Patti still likes to come visit me. She always has cheese in her pocket and helps get me trained for working. I am going to re-test for my canine good citizen coming up here. Once I have passed that test, I will go onto my finishing training that I need to be paired with my new person, along with getting my blood sugar detection down.
It will be a lot of hard work, but I know it will be worth it!
Don't forget to say hi if you see me out and about!
Hello my name is Ace. I’m a 10-month-old Labrador Retriever. I’m excited to get to know you.
I consider myself to be alert, curious and very friendly. My original home was Windy Knolls Kennels in Franksville, WI. I spent most of my time there with my brothers and sisters. I used to love running up and down the kennel runs, waiting for someone to take me home. Then one day in November these nice people from a place called DogsInVests stopped by and gave me some dog treats. I think they had ulterior motives, it was like they were testing me. A couple of days later, I found out I had a new home and they were coming to pick me up. I was very excited! I said goodbye to Margaret and my family at the kennel and headed off with my new people. This was my first time I was able to get a good look at what it is like outside my kennel. It was very exciting. I got to ride in a car for the first time and I did very well.
My new people are really nice. They brought me to their home where I met another dog that looks just like me, but he's a lot older. I later found out that Homer, my new friend is also a distant relative from Windy Knolls. I think he really likes me, even if he doesn’t like to play as much as I do.
I really feel like my new people have something special in mind for me. I go to work everyday with my puppy raiser, Paul. I like Paul, we spend a lot of time together. We work on basic obedience commands, play and go for long walks. Once a week a lady comes in with lots of treats, Paul told me she's my trainer. I show her what I am learning and what I have already learned. It’s really fun because I get to learn new commands all the time. They give me treats for learning them. I like treats! I also go to puppy classes once a week. I just graduated from my adult beginner class. My next class is something called Canine Good Citizen training. I already think I’m a good citizen, so I guess I will just have to show them!
Paul says I'm getting special training to help an individual with Autism. I like this type of training. They praise me and give me treats when I do my commands correctly. I love my treats, they are tasty! They gave me this really cool vest as well! I get to wear it when I am training and working really hard! When I get my vest on, I know playtime is over and it's time to work! I really like my vest. Maybe you will see me out and about with it on someday.
My vocabulary is getting bigger now. I understand sit, stand, down, come and stay along with some other commands that Paul tells me all the time. It's fun learning my commands. I've become an expert at drop, leave it and wait. I'm rewarded for learning to be safe by obeying my commands. Paul wants me to be safe when I learn. Regardless, I like it when I’m working because it occupies my time and makes me feel important!
Besides training, I really like eating. Definitely eating, that’s a big thing for me. I also like watching TV; westerns and dog shows are my favorite. I like watching the horses run and I enjoy learning about other dog breeds. I take pleasure in retrieving, taking long walks in the woods and learning new things as well. I don’t know exactly what my future holds, but from the looks of it I bet you it’s something special. Maybe I can tell you a little more about myself next time we meet.
Have a great Day!
Puppy Raiser: Paul Holt