I received word from Susquehanna Service Dogs that I will be partnering with my new dog this February. I am very excited and looking forward to training. I will be receiving my first choice, SSD Misty. She is a beautiful black Labrador Retriever with the cutest face anyone could ask for. If you would like to make an online donation to SSD please click Here
I now have a 300 page manual to read over and become familiar with. A lot of things have changed since my initial team training 11 years ago. One of the most important things to establish in my opinion, is an early bond with the dog. She needs to trust me and want to work with me.
Usually February is a reminder of my accident and often a depressing month. This year I will have something positive to look forward to. My only concern is the weather, hopefully it's a very mild winter.