[nagdu] Issuing dogs at 18 months - is it too young?
PICKRELL, REBECCA M (TASC)
REBECCA.PICKRELL at tasc.com
Wed Apr 6 12:32:59 UTC 2011
Hey Rox. I think you need another dog named Gracey. Then your husband can get one named George. Get it?
From: nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of The Pawpower Pack
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [nagdu] Issuing dogs at 18 months - is it too young?
I totally agree with you here. Bristol was a program trained dog
issued at 18 months. She was very matured and retired due to medical
reasons. The dog I had gotten before that was issued at 24 months and
was very immature.
I start formal harness training around 12-14 months and usually my
dogs are finished between 18-20 months. My border collie, Gracy
didn't really grow up until she was 4, and she retired when she was
7. Laveau was born mature, I think and she guided me around Boston
(which was a totally new city for her) when she was 15 months old and
her work was flawless.
It really just depends on the dog, I think.
Rox and the Botanical Barkers:
Bristol (retired), Mill'E SD. and Laveau Guide Dog, CGC.
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