Puppy walking

An adventure in looking after a puppy until it is old enough to be properly trained as a guide dog for the blind.

Monday, January 08, 2007

After the last entry, I got a real thrill when the genuine Allen and Endal posted a comment on this old blog! I know I've said it before but apparently not to everybody (sorry Norah!) but "Dogs with Jobs" was one of my favourite shows on tv and this episode my absolute favourite. I don't know if they are making any new episodes and the schedule moves around so much (like network tv) that I never know when anything is going to be on, but every time I see an episode, I stop to watch it. That is how I have seen the episode with Allen and Endal so many times.

After Allen posted a comment, I replied and then went to his link on Blogger and thus to Endal's own website. You have to go - there are so many wonderful photos and stories. Make sure you click on "Puppies in the house", as Allen's wife Sandra does puppywalking, the page called "Just for fun" for the fun photos, and "Out and about + traffic lights" and scroll down to the golfing shot at the bottom.

I realize now after looking through Endal's site that he is a real celebrity over in the U.K. but I also think of both Allen and Endal as celebrities, not just because they were on tv but because of their exemplary partnership and the way they have overcome huge obstacles with humour and grace.


At 9:04 a.m., January 09, 2007, Blogger ML said...

How exciting! I'll have to check that site out.

At 10:19 p.m., January 13, 2007, Blogger JuliaR said...

Oh ML, you can't know the goosebumps I got when I saw the comment appear in my email! What a DOG Endal is. And what a great guy Allen is too.

At 11:27 a.m., January 15, 2007, Blogger pro dog trainer said...

Hi Julia, dogs with jobs was a good show. Would be good to see some new shows as dogs are great entertainment to watch. I have a blog too, if you want to exchange links let me know and I would be happy to link to you from my site dog behaviour training

At 2:54 p.m., January 15, 2007, Blogger JuliaR said...

Hi dog trainer, welcome to my blog. I have added a link to my side bar and I know some people still read the blog, hoping as I do, for updates about Rockwell. However, the traffic isn't what it used to be.

With a guide dog puppy, I always had to abide by their rules because the puppy never did belong to me. However, your advice, especially on house breaking, seems sound to me and matches what the guide dogs say too.

At 7:04 p.m., January 18, 2007, Blogger thepuppyraiser said...

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At 7:17 p.m., January 19, 2007, Blogger Princess Dova said...

Do you care if I link to your page??

At 9:19 a.m., February 08, 2007, Anonymous Kalina said...

Dear Julia, I was going through some of the Dogs with Blogs, especially the ones about the Guide dogs. I wanted to ask you about your life as a puppy raiser but the comments' blog area wouldn't be
sufficient for my questions and my explanations. I didn't see any email where I could send you my questions. Could you tell me where I can explain the reasons about wanting to get in touch with you?

At 1:24 p.m., February 08, 2007, Blogger JuliaR said...

Princess D, you can link if you like!

Kalina, there is a link somewhere to my email but you can send your questions to jringma@rogers.com

At 5:00 p.m., February 16, 2007, Blogger Allen and Endal said...

Hello there

Hope all is well with everyone?

Any updates on you boy?

warmest regards

Allen and Endal

At 7:04 p.m., February 18, 2007, Blogger JuliaR said...

Hey Allen and Endal! You two are a source of inspiration for me, I must say. My Mum is in hospital with some unknown ailment and so, when her recovery starts, I will talk to her about you and your recovery and maybe she will also be inspired. Of course, we won't have a wonder-dog like Endal to brighten our every day but maybe we can appropriate one of the neighbour's dogs and that will be good enough.

No news on Rockwell for the moment - we get quarterly reports and the next one will be due at the end of March.

Cheerio! Julia

At 5:59 p.m., February 24, 2007, Blogger Allen and Endal said...

Hello there

I truly hope mum gets better soon please send her our best wishes for a speedy recovery

pasted here a link to make you smile


take care


Allen and Endal

At 3:40 p.m., March 02, 2007, Blogger JuliaR said...

Thanks Allen, I will make sure Mum sees this article! Her recovery is progressing a little bit faster than it has been, so we are hopeful.

At 3:13 a.m., May 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know if it is difficult to say goodbye to the puppy when it is time for him to go. I have been asked to be a "puppy carer" but am reluctant to take this further as I think I might get too attached. I suppose it is something that gets easier the more puppies that you care for but would like your thoughts..

At 9:31 a.m., May 24, 2007, Blogger JuliaR said...

Hi Marion,

Yes it can be quite emotional when the puppy goes off to school. However, the big saving grace comes at the very beginning, when you sign up for the program. You know from day one that the dog does not belong to you. And this is reinforced every day by the rules that you have to follow because it is not your dog. I have not had kids but I think it might be like letting your kids leave home when they go to university or get a proper job - you miss them and love them, but it's time for them to go do what they were born to do.

When we had our first puppy - so many years ago! - we all cried when we took her back. With Rockwell, I asked them to come get him because I was losing control and knew he'd be better off at school. So that was easier. But even with the first one, we got over it and carried on with our lives. The other nice thing is that if you really miss having a puppy, you can just sign up for another one! No, it's not the same dog, but still, it's a dog.

You could also try the program a little by signing up to baby sit dogs for a couple of weeks at a time when their puppywalkers go on holiday or such-like.

Good luck in deciding!

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