Today was great and the training was great. I had to check my anger a few times because sometimes I get frustrated by other people… But I’m learning a lot!
The dog who was picked for me was Bear. I am SO thrilled to have him! I wasn’t sure how we would work out because he can be a bit of a stinker. Out in public you would think he didn’t like me! He doesn’t want to sit near me when I’m sitting down (In class or when I was trying to eat!). He ends up on a short leash. He will learn though. As soon as we get to the room at the hotel though it is a different picture. When I am sitting, he is laying ON my feet and curled as close as he can get. When I sit on the floor with him his head goes for my lap and he curls his body close to me.
He came with a “journal” that is basically a huge baby book! I’ve been reading through it and I get so emotional reading how much work was put into him and the inmate who started raising him made a lot of notes thanking ME and going on about how she hopes he can help someone someday. I learned too that he loves ice! I’ve been using them as treats since I’m running really low on the regular treats.
Bear has already helped with one thing. I don’t go anywhere alone. I hate going outside, especially at night alone. I have taken him out to potty three times since the end of class and I did it alone! I have fun out there with Bear. He is a wonderful dog. I hope we can form the bond required and I hope that we make a good team.