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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oh Where Oh Where Has My Gabrina Gone?

Well it's been almost a month since the bittersweet day that Gabrina left and I still haven't heard anything about her. With the new breeder watch program the dogs go straight to breeder evaluation instead of entering training. With this system the dogs don't get put on the phase report until they get spayed/neutered and enter training. Ultimately the puppy raiser doesn't hear anything about their puppy until they are chosen as a breeder or enter training.
I have mixed feelings about this. When I first heard of them doing the breeder evaluation before training I thought it was a great idea. There is no sense starting guide work with a dog that is going to become a breeder. But now I'm not so sure about it. I don't like that I haven't heard anything about my puppy. Everyone with a dog that went straight into training gets to find out right away that their puppy made it safe and sound. But I haven't heard a thing. For all I know Gabrina fell off the truck and never made it to California. I know this can't be true but it's just how I feel.
I think that they should have a section of the phase report that is dogs under breeder evaluation. Just so us puppy raisers know what is happeneing with our potential breeder dogs. Or they could send you a letter saying that your puppy has arrived and is being evaluated as a breeder. This wouldn't take them long and it would put us at ease. At least it would me.
Am I the only one unhappy with not knowing where my puppy is?

I leave you with pictures from the puppy truck...




7 comments:

Emily and the Labradors said...

I couldn't agree more! It wouldn't be hard at all to have a little list of dogs in breeder evaluations on the phase report. It means so much to puppy raisers to see their puppy on the phase report... just that little reminder that they know your dog is there! I at least did hear from an "intern spy" that my boy is on campus and having fun, so I'm no longer quite as disappointed and worried, but I would still love to know what was going on! Has he been neutered yet? Will he be in the next string? I am expecting some of our dogs to show up on the phase report in 2 weeks, since that will be after the next recall date.

So yeah, I'm right there with you!

Elizabeth and Peyton said...

I completely understand. I don't like the new way at all. There's a family in my club going through this as well. I know that when my puppy was pulled for breeding I loved getting to see her name on the phase reports to know that all was well and that she was still intact.

I hope you get some news soon!

Ally, Teddy and Kira said...

I agree although I don't have to deal with I know it would be so hard to not hear anything while everyone else gets to! And there is a very good reason for them to begin guidework training even if they're going into breeder evals, then the trainers get to see how they'll handle at least some of the stress of guidework!

Kim, Bethany and the girls.. said...

I agree too!! It is agonizing enough to have them leave-waiting until Thursday each week atleast gives you something to look forward to..The ones on breeder watch would be even that much harder! Hang in there!!

Kim, PIT Tandy and CC Claudine..

Lisa and Ellie said...

I think it's cool you get the option of knowing what your dogs are doing and I can totally sympathize with you about not hearing. We don't hear about our dogs until 3 months after turn in when they let us know about testing, career choice, how they are doing and a few other tid bits. Then, we won't hear again till they have been matched with a partner. The not hearing is the hardest part.

Erin said...

No worries. Gabrina is there, saw her myself. Boy, she has spunk. She is in Boarding Kennel and is doing just fine.

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