Often times people wonder if we pick our pets or if they pick us. In this case Yvette felt that Blondie chose her. “When I met her she walked pretty easy on a leash for me and she sat down and leaned into me as if to say she approved of me.” This simple action became the tie that turned a former shelter dog into a service dog in training.
Yvette served in the Army for 11 years. She was a mechanic for the first six years and then moved on to specializing in IT and logistics administration. She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Blondie is a yellow lab that was placed with Yvette in February. They starter training in March and already passed the Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC). She is taking to training very well and Yvette feels confident they will graduate in the fall.
For now when Yvette has to leave Blondie at home she waits by the door until she returns, at which time she immediately rolls over so Yvette can scratch her belly when she arrives. Soon they will pass the stage in training where Blondie will be able to accompany Yvette everywhere and she won’t be stuck waiting at the door for her to come home.