had the matching visit this afternoon with Jasmine, a black Lab who is about 27 kg. spent a bit of time getting to know her and asking a ton of questions before we went out for a walk.
Jasmine was obviously very distracted by her GDMI being on the left of her and at times this really put her off her work. However, she did show some good anticipation of obstacles and when she’s not excited she’s very obedient. the nice thing for me was that I was able to get her to respond to me with a bit of encouragement.
I think she’s going to need a bit of a steadying hand in the first few months or so as she’s full of enthusiasm. I asked the GDMI what really motivates her and was told willingness and a love of life and being out there! sounds promising to me.
So training starts on 23rd November.