Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Verdict Is In...

They are going to fix Tai.

Tai came home from his "pre-evaluation" on Wednesday. He had a GLOWING report: he is ahead of the curve, learning-wise, for his age, and is learning self control appropriately.

That being said, he's a lot of dog.

The instructor who gave him his evaluation was the same that looked at Amy during obedience last weekend and asked "How's Paige doing?"...except.... Amy had Tai. We told her, we don't lie in those monthly evaluations where we say that he's an ox.

(BTW, we weighed him at school: 58 lbs at 6 1/2 months of age. Lord, are we in trouble.)

We appreciate that Tai will be fixed early, and will skip the raging hormones phase, and in that, may not learn some of those habits that could interefere with guide work later on. It was also nice to have an early evaluation to know that he is not lagging, being the "second child" if you will. We asked what we should be working him on, or what concerns they had.

"Nothing. Keep doing what you're doing".

Yes, ma'am.


GDA LAB said...

Good job Tai! Keep those excellent evals coming.

8675309 said...

So when's the big day?

Denise said...

Tai has 7 lbs. on Oceana and she is 11 months old.

Great job on the excellent eval :)

Natalie said...

Yay Tai!!! Good job on the training Matt and Amy :)

Runza said...

WOW - 58 lbs. That is a lot of dog! ;)

Excellent work on the wonderful evaluations! YIPPEE!!!

Keep up the great work!

The Puppy Raising Roller Coaster said...

what a good boy! He sounds like he is doing well. Glacier just got wieghed the other day and is 57lbs at just 7 months old. Good Luck with Tai.

matt & amy said...

The Thursday after Paiges goes IFT, the little boy gets the big snip. I bet it slows him down for all of five seconds.