Doggy school – Ah Saturday

It’s 5:42am. I slept better last night. Not my eight hours, but pretty solid sleep. I’m so looking forward to only one workout today. It’s been crazy. Want my schedule? It’s been like this since Wednesday.

I have my alarm set for 5:30 but I’ve been waking up before it. I get myself woken up, then feed Jayden at 6:20 then water and then take him out. Then breakfast at 7:15 then we meet at 8:15, do obedience then go relieve then go load up on the bus to go downtown. We go downtown and then we wait our turn to go on route. We go on route, then load the bus, come back, relieve dogs, give them water then go to lunch at 12:30. Then at 1:30 we relieve the dogs again and load the bus and do a repeat downtown, wait for our turn for our route, come back then it’s feed, water and relieve at 4:30. Dinner at 6, so I found that little window before dinner is the best time to shower. I tried in the morning but it wears me out too bad. So that’s my day though that little description does not do it justice haha!

We finally had our first successful relieving last night. I really shouldn’t go into many details on the blog, but there has been some big tension with one of the instructors. Last night we had our person who stayed the night, I don’t remember what her title is, but she’s a guide dog handler and she helped me soooo much. Jay and I worked to the ciercle, he relieved and then worked me back and it was great. Maybe that’s why I slept so well.

We should be getting toys today. I really want that Nilabone for Jay. He has nothing right now.

Ok, gonna get dressed and ready to feed Jay.


Filed under Doggy Diaries, doggy school, Jayden, relieving

9 Responses to Doggy school – Ah Saturday

  1. I remember how hard that training was when Carin did it for a month,I can’t imagine having to do it faster. Good luck with everything, I know you’ll make it through no matter what they try to throw at you.

  2. I can see how exhausting that schedule would be, Ro, especially for someone who usually sets their own schedule (like me, too). And being around people all day, having to be somewhere at specific times–and on top of that, learning a lot of new and difficult things! I hope you get some time to relax and regroup over the weekend. It looks like it won’t rain today after all…but it might tomorrow which might be wreaking havoc in your system…?

  3. and have they done grooming stuff yet? Yee ha, something to add to the schedule.

    Aww. Sucks you’re already having tension. Hopefully you can work it out soon.

    It’ll be fun to figure out what Jay likes. Good luck with Saturday. I hope you can sleep better soon.

  4. Wow, busy!
    Have fun:)

    Toby’s Raiser

  5. Hope you have a restful time over the weekend. Its nice to get that first week over and start getting settled in. Glad you had a good night too.

  6. Congrats Ro! I’m so happy to see you are online, and to ‘meet’ Jayden! What a cute name. Hope you are having fun with him and training is going well!

  7. Yea Ro! I love the name Jaden! I wanted a yellow lab, but am really glad I got Bilko! 🙂 Yeah class can be stressful but soo worth it! 😀 hugs to you and pets to Jaden!
    Jenna and Bilko who wishes Ro and Jaden lived closer so he could play with Jaden!

  8. I hope today that you got a little time to relax… and tomorrow too! It sounds like a really intense schedule… more intense than it used to be with the longer classes for sure, but I know you will hang in there and do great! I wonder if you still get Sundays more or less “off” with the new schedule… I hope so, so you and Jayden can spend some quality time with his new TOYS!

  9. Wow Ro, you’re amazing! I have to say that!
    And I have to note that every time I see Jay, I think my name is being posted. lol I actually have a few friends who just call me Jay. 🙂

    I like him already! ((((Ro and Jay))))


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