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The Life of Roadie
by Karen Yeager
10 weeks old
Roadie is just over 14 weeks old now and is truly the light of my life. I named him Roadie since he'll be my road traveling partner. I live in California but go to Arizona every month or to to visit and help my mom.
Roadie was my birthday present from some friends and I actually got to take him home ON my birthday! What a gift! He's my first Aussie and I can't imagine I'll ever have anything else!
He's already got 35 things/commands/tricks under his belt including opening the door to his crate and putting himself in, touch (w/ his nose), opening a door by tugging on a rope tied around the doorknob and go to a spot (I place something on the floor or ground and tell him "spot" and he goes and lies on it). He's currently working on learning about 10 more things and then I still have about 40 on the list of things to teach him and I'm sure that's just the beginning!
I took him kayaking for the first time two days ago and he was amazing! He picked up on swimming instantly and rode like a perfect gentleman in the kayak with me, totally relaxed almost the entire time! He's also already been up on my horse's back and sat all the way up there and stayed like a champ!
I'm looking forward to him becoming a therapy dog. I'd like to take him to hospitals and nursing homes and who knows where else. I believe he'll bring a lot of joy to many people's lives.