An outing about town with a service puppy in training is generally an always an adventure; this is what makes it fun. It is also always a learning experience for the puppy and the trainer. After the previous trip downtown, the following weekend Mr. Raiser (me) and Ruby suited up for another trek into the big city. This time we were to join up with 11 of Ruby’s classmates. Did I hear someone say challenging?
That’s Ruby, patiently sitting on a bus, riding down the 16th street mall, with 11 other dogs on the bus! She did pretty well with all the distractions: dogs and flip-flopped feet!
Ruby’s got a thing for her own kind…she’ll walk right past humans eager to pet her or distract her from her work, but the four-legged hairy creatures always get her attention. We’re working on it, and in the end, the day downtown with her classmates was a good experience. You have to give a puppy credit for trying really hard to focus, especially when tied to a rail with all of her buddies in a row:
We finished the day with a visit to the Platte River. Another successful outing under most challenging circumstances!