Erinne's CANINE ASSISTANT Photos dAY 8 - gRADUATION!

 

 

(3/28) We took a tour today of the Canine Assistants Farm.

 

Erinne meets "the kid"

 

10 horses and a therapeutic riding program

 

 

Service dogs in training!

 

 

Don't worry -- they're fine! They are all crowded in here because they spotted visitors - us!

 

Latte & Erinne playing after the tour

 

 

"Run to Mom, Latte!"

 

"Run back to Erinne, Latte!"

 

Utter devotion

 

 

(3/29) Waiting attentively for instructions

 

Rewarded for a good job

 

Smiling girls, as always

 

 

Erinne and -- you guessed it -- Trevor & his dog Penny (Latte's sister.)

 

 

Tired from shopping?

 

The trainers and founder, Jennifer Arnold

 

Erinne with Latte's trainer, Lindsay

 

 

Latte & Erinne snuggling

 

Erinne, Trevor & Ryan from Fla.

 

Latte, on the right, and her sister, Java on the left.

 

 

Playing our version of Canine Jeopardy, preparing for the final exam

 

Smiling Latte!

 

 

(3/30) Final Exam - Commands & Control

 

Note how attentive Latte is to Erinne in these pictures

 

Others are holding their dogs down. Erinne commands with her voice/body language.

 

 

Light/switch command (on and off)

 

 

Brownie Troop brought dinner for the recipients and stayed for a visit

 

Final solo field trip at the mall

 

Disastrous trip to visit the Easter Bunny (see journal entry)

 

 

(3/31) Graduation Day

 

All dressed up and ready to go!

 

 

With Latte's wonderful trainer, Lindsay

 

 

Graduates lined up, waiting to be called.

 

The founder of Canine Assistants, Jennifer Arnold, and her husband Dr. Kent Bruner, CA veterinarian

 

Sleeping through the ceremony

 

 

Latte accepting her certificate in her mouth with a "hold" command

 

William Mason & his Mom Tonya came to the ceremony.

 

STILL tired!

 

 

Afterwards, back at the hotel. TLSO (back brace) is off, showing her scoliosis

 

Latte, William Erinne & me

 

(4/1) Home Sweet Home

 

 

This says it all......

 

Out for their first walk together