There has been a puppy in our house for pretty much 7 1/2 years now. That's how long I have been raising Leader Dogs For The Blind. German Shepherd Butsch was # 8 puppy.
Butsch is back at the Leader Dogs For The Blind school in Rochester Michigan, for them to evaluate him. He had been growling at certain people. At only 5 1/2 months old, they wanted to determine if it was fear that was the basis of it or what.
Usually at about 1 yr. old, the dogs go back to the school for professional training. I'm usually ready for that. But, I wasn't ready for this. It was a lot harder to part at this age. If they decide he might outgrow it and could still be a Leader Dog, I will get him back to finish his socialization. In the mean time I am puppyless.......a stange feeling in this house :-)
|Butsch aka Butschy Boy :-)|
5 1/2 months