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05:09 pm: First day of puppy school
My flight went quite well on Monday, and I checked into my hotel without any trouble. It's conveniently located near a shopping area, so I was able to pick up some basic utensils and microwave meals.

It turns out that I'm not going to be the only one in the class after all. They took advantage of the week delay to add another person from Detroit to the class. It must have been rough for her, having barely a week to prepare. There is also another member of the class from outside CBP who is visiting from the Cayman Islands.

The two of us from CBP have three dogs with which we will be working. We got to meet them today, one by one. By the end of next week, we should each be assigned a primary dog, and we will share the third as a backup dog. We have been encouraged to take lots of pictures, so I'll probably be able to post something next week when we start training with the dogs. (This week will mostly be slide presentations and book work.)

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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:January 19th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Yay, you're actually starting your training!

What happens to the backup dog after you're done with training? Does he (or she?) go with one of you to be a permanent backup dog, or does he stay there until he's chosen as someone's regular dog?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:January 19th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
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What happens to the backup dog after you're done with training?

He will stay at the training center and wait for a new class of students.
From:mangaroo
Date:January 19th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Are all the dogs male?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:January 19th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Are all the dogs male?

The three CBP choices are. The lady from the Cayman Islands has two dogs, one of which is female.

There are many more dogs at the center, they're just not assigned to our class.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:January 19th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
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That's so cool that the dogs get to choose their people!
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