The old saying, “One step forward, two steps back,” is so true in the lives of J.P., Paige and I. We have become so excited about the prospect of bringing home our skilled companion dog over the past week, but what happened Saturday night… Continue Reading “Dealing with unforseen problems, part 2”
It’s Saturday, but it was a business as usual — at least for the first half of the day. We got started with a lesson in loading and unloading J.P. and the dog from our vehicle, then it was off to Lowe’s with all… Continue Reading “Aiming for success”
J.P. had a good night and seemed to feel better today. Our dog also seemed to have more spring in its step this morning and did well as we learned more commands — and we even visited the dogs’ play area at the facility.… Continue Reading “Doggone nice people”
I’m posting this blog entry with a furry friend nearby. We were able to bring our canine companion back to our room which completed the final piece of the training puzzle. It’s been really exciting learning more about the dog that will in all… Continue Reading “Dealing with unforseen problems”
We took the dogs outside for a walk Tuesday, and it seemed pretty clear which one will be our preliminary match. The day began with a lecture on canine motivators. Some of the ongoing things to remember are the importance of immediate correction… Continue Reading “J.P. begins his work at dog training”
I spent my weekend in full-on prep mode for what will be a life-changing couple of weeks. I really believe it’s almost like getting ready to bring home a baby. We know something is coming, but the specific details just aren’t available. We spent… Continue Reading “Make room for puppy”
I’ve considered blogging for a long time. I’ve thought about the early years as my wife, Paige, and I tried to navigate our way through life with a special-needs child. We’ve learned a lot as we’ve worked to find the smoothest path to provide… Continue Reading “Why blog now?”
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