Hero Dogs Bartley here, reporting from my puppy sitting adventures with Becca P. Becca P. is Hero Dogs Ruby’s and Hero Dogs Clara’s Puppy Raiser. Plus she puppy sits a lot! (P.S. I couldn’t get away with anything ;). Becca brought me home after class and I’ve been so busy sniffing everything and exploring! So far I’ve been to get food (well the human gets food, I am on a strict kibble only diet) twice at Nalley Fresh, went to her old school campus to play ball, taken a few walks around and near the neighborhood, and went to Target! Do you know how many tiny humans are at Target on a Saturday?! A lot! But Becca says I am a perfect little pup, I walked right next to her and all I had was “kibble vision”!
Later in the week, what we thought would be a quick trip to Apple to get Becca’s computer fixed afternoon turned into a 2 hour ordeal! They had so many people waiting for their Genius Bar appointments that we weren’t seen until an hour or so after our time. We spent the time practicing “under” the tables, heeling while weaving around tables on “heel” and “side”, through crowds of people in the store, doing “touch”, “turn”, and picking up my leash.
We had a lovely 20 minutes conversation with a Marine Corps veteran, and I settled at the crowded Genius Bar for the appointment like a champ 🐶🥇 I got a little antsy at the end but that’s only because I had a good long nap before going to the mall because I got to play with the Hero Dogs in Advanced Training at kennel duty this morning! Then it started raining so I didn’t get to go play ball 😕 I also did “look” and “watch” at a robot on the floor at Apple and ignored so many people, never pulling on the leash while heeling…although the man who walked by with a big Cheesecake Factory bag got my attention for a moment! I got many compliments on my behavior as a service dog today! ♥
I had a great time with Becca…she took me lots of great places, worked with me on my skills, and best of all she let me snuggle with her at the end of the day. It was awesome!