Ulysses is doing well. He’s settled into the routine at home, answering to his name and doing very well with house breaking. (Why do we call it that?) Friday, Saturday and Sunday he let me know when he had to potty by running to the front door and sitting down. Smart puppy! Not one ‘”accident” at home or at the theatre.
His first weekend with me, he was shy at the theatre, startled by all the new sounds and sights. This past weekend was better. His attitude was like, “I’ve been here before; I’ve got this.” During strike (where the set is dismantled and removed), he sat on my foot while we listened to drills, loud talking and other noise. He did really well.
At home, he’s gotten over his timidity with Diva and Dakotah. He has no problem running up to them and putting his big paw on their shoulder to try to get them to play. Dakotah still isn’t buying into it.
At work, some of his stubbornness comes out when I need to leave the building. We will crate him in my co-worker’s cube, but my office is his place. He fights to try to get out of her cube and back to my office. I’m thinking when we start working on the “place” command, he’ll take to it well.
New From or About K9s For Warriors
This exclusive “Puppies and Golf” collaboration can be found on their site with 100% of the profits going to K9s for Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.
This week we have a very special guest on our program. Randy Dexter served in the US Army as a combat medic. He deployed to Iraq twice. As a result of the trauma that he dealt with there, he developed severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder, traumatic brain injury, migraines, and other issues. He spent over a year in the Naval Hospital as a result of his injuries.
There’s a video in the article called “Dear Captain, K9s For Warriors.” I’ve posted it before, but if you haven’t seen it or want to watch it again, get a tissue.
(Ponte Vedra, FL)- US Air Force Senior Airman Billy Crocker has returned home to Hallsville, Texas, after receiving life-changing instruction and a service dog from K9s For Warriors. Crocker and his yellow lab, Dozer, are members of the January 2017 graduating class of K9s For Warriors.
K9s for Warriors Grad Joe with service dog, Lilly teaching children in Kentucky about service dogs.
Lilly was a huge hit!
If you don’t have time to volunteer at K9s for Warriors, consider becoming a Guard Dog.
An alarming 22 veterans commit suicide every day. K9s For Warriors is putting a STOP to this by providing first-class, life-saving programs that help veterans return to civilian life with dignity and independence. What we are doing WORKS! Our programs are preventing suicide. In order to sustain our successful programs, we need your help. When a community of people rally behind a cause, anything is possible.
Your monthly gift of $22 or more will provide veterans and rescue dogs with a new leash on life. A life with dignity and independence.