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May has been a bustling month for me, that means a bustling month for Spike. Lots of planes, trains, and automobiles. Lots of special events, crowds, shrill song and birthdays – all good practice in removing Spike socialized.
We kicked things off during a finish of Apr with a outing to California to revisit my beloved Chris and his family in a San Francisco Bay Area. A cross-country craft float is severe adequate for a 15-month aged pup. On tip of that a moody was behind mixed times due to continue and airfield overload and so we all finished adult being in that drifting sardine can for usually over 8 hours. AND there was an romantic support dog in a quarrel forward of us, directly in front of Spike, that was unequivocally distracting for both of them!
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There are some-more puppy raisers in a San Francisco area than here in New York, partly due to a fact a Canine Companions for Independence domicile are in Santa Rosa, usually north of a city. So we attended a training event with a East Bay proffer chapter, that was good for me and Spike. Each internal section does their training sessions differently, so it’s useful to share tips with people we don’t routinely sight with.
We were home for dual days before drifting again, this time to Louisville for a Kentucky Derby. We took Spike to Churchill Downs a day before a Derby for a Kentucky Oaks races, where he finished a lot of new friends and schooled how to place a gamble (and shortly afterward how to remove a bet).
The foresee for Derby day however looked terrible with hours of sleet – and that would have been a miserable place for a puppy in training.
One good thing about Canine Companions is that we have an present family of puppy raisers and graduates, and many of us are on amicable media. So we posted on Facebook, seeking if there were any puppy raisers in a Louisville area and now got a integrate of responses.
Lexington puppy raiser Debra Gleason resolved to take Spike for a day, that was a outrageous relief. Yes, we can sinecure a dog hiker in a splash though it was a prolonged day during a lane and it’s always preferable to have someone who knows a module and a do’s and don’ts. It’s also good for Spike to do his commands with someone other than me. It’s best that he’s used to operative with mixed people when he goes off to modernized training (ie college) in August.
Everywhere we go, and each new knowledge he has, is good socialization for him. We have no suspicion who his destiny partner might be – so we wish to display him to as most as possible.
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Then a day after we came behind to New York from Louisville, Spike and we went to a celebration for Caron.org who have all sorts of programs for people struggling with addiction. They were honoring my dear crony Michael McDonald who has finished so most in that field. It was a smashing evening, capped by a special opening by Jon Batiste and his rope Stay Human. Spike had to travel a red runner – that was easy adequate – though when we focussed down to a building to take a print with him we hadn’t entirely suspicion by my dress choice and scarcely had a habit malfunction. But he did good with a crowds, stayed underneath a list for a dinner, and happily watched as a rope played, not during all phased by a volume.
The subsequent day, AMC Network, home to shows like “The Walking Dead,” invited Spike and his Canine Companions friends to a “Yappy Hour” where they invited all their employees to spend time in a late afternoon with a pups-in-training and fully-trained use dogs. It was a good approach for employees to get a puppy mangle and learn about use dog practice and all a good work they can do for their partners.
We left a subsequent day for Washington, DC around a train. Spike and we went to a White House, where he attempted to do his best John Roberts impersonation. We also visited a DC business that was full of producers, anchors and organisation who unequivocally indispensable a bushy crony on a late Friday night.
My good crony Dave from college also had his 50th birthday celebration that weekend in DC that was unequivocally severe for Spike as there was a municipal dog during a celebration – Hobie – who was totally off control and using around. Spike looked during him like “Dude! Are we not working?” He had to sojourn by my side, focused on me in annoy of a highly-distracting golden retriever openly roaming about.
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These dual crazy weeks resolved with initial a revisit to a Metropolitan Museum of Art and travel by Central Park (more horses!) and afterwards a revisit to a taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” during a ancestral Ed Sullivan museum in Manhattan. While Spike is no foreigner to TV, he’s never been partial of a live TV audience. We had to mount adult and lay down utterly a bit, and we worked on Spike staying mellow a whole time, even when a Korean child rope “BTS” played and a throng extravagantly screamed by it all.
Spike rubbed all like a champ. Everywhere we go, and each new knowledge he has, is good socialization for him. We have no suspicion who his destiny partner might be – so we wish to display him to as most as possible. I’m propitious to work in a news business and therefore get singular experiences. And usually wish that he’ll be prepared for whatever his partner wants to do.
Oh, a Places You’ll Go, Spike!