Derek, as predicted, has passed his final test with flying colors and made his training team so proud! Derek was so much fun to work with and he is such a character. Last week was swap week, which is when they test the Greyhounds for separation anxiety. They are not to have any contact with their dog who they are training. Every time his trainer past his kennel, he would look at him as if to say, are you coming to play with me? But his trainer had to ignore him. When they got him back, he was so excited to be back with them.
One day this past week when they took him on his afternoon dog walk. Just as they got outside, the wind and a heavy rain kicked up. Derek is not a fan of wind or rain. They were only in it for about 30 seconds before they got totally drenched. As his trainer was drying him with a towel, Derek started to lick his trainer! Even his clothes and his bald head. They all had a really good laugh. His trainer knows that Derek's forever family will enjoy him to the max just like his training team has!