The Dreaded Intake Date Email…

We got the “dreaded” email from SA Guide-Dogs… Nimble’s intake date for her formal training is May 23rd, and she will be trained by GDMI Moses.


It’s a strange message to receive…
You’re sad because your pup will be leaving, and you’re a little nervous about whether you did enough with your puppy while raising her. You’re excited about the next step in your puppy’s training, and you’re wondering how she’s going to do, and who she will eventually be matched with. And you’re excited about your puppy’s graduation.

It’s bitter sweet indeed.

This is also the only time, in my puppy raising adventure with each of our dogs, that I cry.

What that means though, is that we only have two weeks left with our little girl. On Monday 9th she goes back to GDA so she can be spayed, then she’ll be there till May 20th, and her stitches come out. She’ll be home for the weekend and then she goes back to start her training. We’ll be celebrating her first birthday a few days early as she won’t be here on the 10th.


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About Angel

Guide Dog puppy raisers for SA Guide-Dogs, our pet cats are exclusively indoor cats, and our dogs live mostly inside!

Posted on April 26, 2016, in behavioural conditioning, GDApupNimble, puppies, puppy raising, puppy walking, SA Guide-dogs, training. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh gosh – I don’t know how you do it. She is going to make you so proud – beautiful girl

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