Thursday, July 28, 2011

209/156

Most photos I post of Shyla are that of her during her off time. During which, she can just be the fun loving young party girl she is. But it is part of my job, as a puppy raiser, to teach her what behavior is appropriate for the current situation and surroundings. Much like children need to learn their loud outside voice and running around at the playground behavior is not proper while in class at school, what is appropriate at the soccer field is not appropriate in church. Shyla has plenty of time playing, swimming and ball chasing, but as a potential Seeing Eye dog she must learn the difference between work and play.

Last evening my group of raisers met at a local ice cream parlor. We walked to the boardwalk and down into the amusement ride area. It was terrific exposure for the puppies. The crowds of people, both young and old, lights and noise, the smell of the ocean and all the boardwalk food can be overwhelming and learning to ignore the hands reaching out to pet her is most difficult. She did wonderful.

I was hoping to get a blog worthy photo of Shyla in her working jacket and admittedly I did get several nice photos.  I preferred this one of her watching as a group of teens enjoy a ride on the twisty turny scrambler.

5 comments:

Kristen said...

Gorgeous!

snapshots2011 said...

Awww-- talk about "puppy dog eyes"! Love the catchlights in her eyes!

Melinda said...

She is gorgeous! Excellent focus and clarity!

Kimberly said...

She is such a beautiful dog!

Chelsea said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!! I adore this shot!