Well, I gone and did something today! My breeder friend with the Labradors, the bloodlines that make such great service dogs, had to take back 2 of her dogs. Lady had bought 1 to show, one as a pet. Totally dropped the ball on them. 15 mos old, no training at all, never even been on a leash. Now she's moving and can't take the dogs. It happens sometimes. Someone gets a dog with the best of intentions, then realizes their plan didn't work. Poor pups did nothing wrong. I had a look at them today and brought them home! A few months of training, neutering and I'll be able to provide two more service dogs and a great life for them!
I took a GSD in for training too! For a 6 year old precious little autistic girl. This little girl is a hot mess! Cute as the dickens and takes off like a streak faster than her parents can give chase! She can't understand this world. Riley will learn to tether to the child to give Kira freedom to roam, and will learn to grab a handle on Kira's harness when she bolts. She will learn to not let a stranger approach. Her parents are absolutely amazing. Here's a pic of Riley.