Meet GDA Pup Riggs!
We collected our new Guide Dog puppy from the SA Guide-Dogs Puppy Block last Friday! ❤
We were very excited when we found out our first choice in puppy names had been approved – inspired by the character from the Lethal Weapon movies – we named him Riggs! 😀
We’ve had our Puppy Raiser Induction, and our first class (before we got our puppy), and now starts the hard work! I’ve read the new manual, and the new guidelines, and our first Puppy Club class is on April 4th.
We bought him a new collar in bright orange, and a new towel to match – the towel was rubbed all over his mommy in Puppy Block so he could come home with a familiar smell in his bed.
And we are huge fans of crate training – Riggs has been sleeping and playing in his crate since we brought him home.
Thanks to the incredible work done by specially trained handlers while the pups are still in Puppy Block with their mommy, Riggs is quite happy to wear his collar, and he’s quite a confident pup!
He’s learning fast, and we’re using clicker training, and he’s just so cute and snuggly!
Our first weekend was hectic,with so many new things for him to get used to, and with a puppy-sized bladder he can’t sleep through the night just yet so we’re all a little bleary-eyed around here today! 😛