Mote Marine Aquarium hosted the Southeastern Guide Dogs pups and their trainers for an early-morning tour Saturday as part of the dogs’ training. The dogs are in their first round of training, which occurs when they are 9 weeks to 12-to-14 weeks old. After that, they go to “puppy college,” where they train with a professional trainer for four to eight months.
Aside from weekly play dates, the dogs must have one day of exposure training and one day of obedience training per month. The exposure training puts them in a public place without people where they must perform all of their duties.
But it was hard for some pups to stay professional when Percy the Penguin stopped by for a visit.
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?