So recently my boss wanted me to accompany him to some stores with a couple dogs, so we could get some photos for the website. He has been contemplating adding a branch on to the business in the form of offering service dog certification. So we took Mango (his right hand pup, yellow lab) his granddaughter Juneau (Wyatt’s litter mates) and Luna, to town with us as we went to do some errands.
First stop was IHOP, I chose to leave Luna in the car as I thought she would be too wound up to contently lay down while we ate lunch. So we took Juneau and Mango in. They both did great. Juneau did not want to lay down at first but eventually got sick of sitting under the table, and went into a down on her own. Mango is an old pro at this so he was a good influence on her.
After Ihop we walked over to the bank to make a deposit. Mango helped out with that as Juneau stayed by me so I could get pics. This is something I think I could teach Luna.. I had her put paws up on the counter at a store last night and she did well. Just a matter of keeping the command low key so that she doesn’t jump all the way up there, as I know she is totally able to do.
After the bank we headed back to the truck and made our way to Lowes. Everybody went in the store as we grabbed a few things for the kennel.
Like mop heads.. This may not look like Mango is very happy, but I assure you the posture is simply because it was the largest mop bag I’ve seen. There were 3 in the bag, so that’s like lifting a goose for him.
I have to tell you a little story about mango. A while back, Dan took him to Lowes to get a couple things… usually we do need mop heads, and it’s one of the things mango goes and gets for the cart. Well that day we didn’t need any, but as they came up on the cleaning supplies Mango dashed down to where they were kept and grabbed one and came back to Dan. Pretty amazing for him to remember where they were and want to work so much that he went and got them on his own. Maybe one day Wyatt will have such a work ethic, he shows all the signs.
Luna did a nice sit & wait while I went to take the above photos of Mango and Juneau
Mango is good at his stays too. After we got all our things we left and headed to staples for a couple more things.
Dan took a hold of Luna to walk with Juneau as Mango walked himself.
Luna showing Mango is not the only one with the tricks. Our staples visit wasn’t long, only needed a couple things, but mainly we were going in so we could see how they would do in another store. Over all everyone did fantastic. So it was back to the truck to head home
I just thought this last photo was funny… it’s almost as if Juneau is the offspring of Mango and Luna.
And that concludes the update for the store trips. But there is still more to come, our trip to Great Falls and also a field update.
Stay tuned (take a trip over to my photo blog ( http://akgphoto.wordpress.com ) if you want to browse while you wait), happy Tuesday