Graduation!

Welcome to week 10! Let's take a journey back to the beginning when Dallas and his training team first met. When he first got here, he was curious and skittish, which is normal since they are not used to all the noise and commotion that goes on at the prison. When he got his first bath, he was a little bit nervous but now he loves getting baths. He loves to play and run around and enjoy all of his walks. He is so good on a leash. He was unsure about the stairs to start with, and now it does not bother him one bit. When he was first introduced to toys, he had no interest in them, but after a while he opened up to them and began to smell and pick them up. Now he loves all kinds of toys!

Dallas is a loving dog and will be a great friend member to any family. His training team guarantees that he will most certainly bring joy to you and anyone he is around. These 10 weeks sure have gone by quickly; it seems just like yesterday that Dallas arrived and now he's ready to go to his forever family. He will always have a place in his training team’s heart for years to come.


Never a dull moment with Dallas

The infamous swap week is upon us again. Around this time each session, the greyhounds are swapped to another training team for an entire week to see how the greyhounds cope with being away from their primary trainer. While some greyhounds miss their trainer, our dear pal Dallas saw it as Spring Break! He performed all his commands without hesitation. Anything new is just one more thing Dallas hasn’t smelled yet.

The most exciting time with Dallas was definitely playtime. This is also his favorite time of day. Dallas does a happy dance when the toys come out. It’s never a dull moment with Dallas. He is a greyt boy and I know you can’t wait to meet him. Time is ticking down to graduation day!!!

Ready for Love!

Dear forever family, 

Dallas has begun to work on an extra command called spin! He is catching on very quickly, just as he is doing on the stairs. Learning comes so easily to this guy! He is so intelligent and quick to catch on to new things. When it's time to play, he is a big goofball, running in the big yard, socializing with his fellow hounds. Sometimes when he is lying on his bed, he looks at you with his tongue hanging out the side of his mouth - it's very funny but it looks as if he is saying "what are you looking at?" 

When he comes out of his kennel, he gets excited and is ready for action! When you get to know Dallas, it will not take you long to realize that you did not only adopt a pet, but you welcome a new, loving family member into your home and heart who will bring you joy for years to come!

Lovable Boy

Dallas has gotten better walking up the stairs.  He’s still a little nervous, but his inmate trainer knows that as soon as he gains confidence he’ll be taking the stairs like a champ.  

He does all of his commands for anyone that makes a request.  His inmate trainer says that when you get to know Dallas you’ll find that he’s a loving and wonderful companion.  He loves to play with humans and his toys.  

 

Squeak Toy Slayer!

Welcome to week six! Dallas has been busy with stair training this past week, and he is progressing well. He got all 10’s at show and tell and he knows all of his commands! He got some major play time in the yard this week (when the weather permitted). He LOVES romping in the yard! He gets so excited when he gets to run. During playtime this week, he got to play with a ball and chased it around for a loooong time. That was fun, but he REALLY loves his squeaker toy! One squeak and he transforms into the squeak slayer.

Dallas is so sweet and easily entertained with just love and affection. He is good around all people and is very loved by everyone at Jenkins - until next week, see ya!

Attention Hound!

Dear future forever family,

The trainers are having an awesome time with Dallas! He is enjoying his time here with them this week and has been working on his commands diligently. He has progressed well with sit and now sits on command! Next is down, and after he nails that one they will start on some extras. He is an affectionate, loving dog and loves attention any way he can get it! He enjoys playing with toys and has started his stair training. It’s a work in progress - he seems not to like heights very much, but he is getting better every day! Dallas is a quick learner and loves the attention he gets during training and running in the yard. We hope you enjoyed the update, and are ready to have your heart stolen by this adorable boy!

Fast Forever Friend

Dallas is coming right along with his commands, and did well during show and tell. He only struggled some on sit and down. Sit is one of the hardest commands for Greyhounds to learn., but Dallas is a smart boy and his trainer is confident he will be sitting like a pro in no time.

Dallas is super fast! He loves to run, play and have fun with his buddies out on the big yard. He acts like a big puppy when the toys come out; tossing them in the air and chasing after them. If you are looking for a fast forever friend, then Dallas is it.

Lazy Days with Dallas

Hi there, it’s Dallas! I’ve been here for a few weeks and it’s been really fun. People here love on me every time I get out of my kennel and I LOVE to be loved on. Then we go into the training room and learn new stuff like wait, stay, and some other commands. It’s a little hard at times but I have been picking it up fast. When we get done working, then I get to play with toys! Oh boy, they are fun to chase around. Then I get to lay on my day bed and rest before dinner time, and then I go in my kennel for a nap. That is pretty much how my week has been! Thank you for reading about me, and I can’t wait to update you again next week!

Head over heals in love

Dallas is doing great!  He is learning really fast and having fun!  He has found out what toys are all about and he loves ‘em!  But, you should know he loves getting attention more than toys!  His inmate trainer says that Dallas is always happy!  It’s rather infectious. Your spirits can’t help but lifted when you’re around this sweet guy!  

When he wants to play, he will lay his head on his inmate trainer’s shoe and looks up at him with so much cuteness he can’t be denied.  His inmate trainer warns that you should watch your heart with this one! Falling head over heels will happen fast.  His inmate trainer says he’s pretty much already there!  He’s looking forward to the training days ahead with Dallas!

 

Dashing Dallas!

Hey, its Dallas! Nice to meet everyone! Well, I will tell you a little about me but first I just want to say that I did not know retirement would be like this! I thought I was going to get to lie around and run and play with friends, and go hang out on the riverbed or the beach, but that did not happen at all! At least not immediately¦ What happened instead was, I arrived at this place, and then they started to give me a bath. I was okay with that, because I needed one and now I smell sooooo good! They made my white coat look brand spankin’ new too. Then they took me into a different room and trimmed my nails, and cleaned my ears. That was very nice of them. Everyone here is great. Apparently I will be learning new stuff, and I was like, wait a minute, can I enjoy being clean before I get put back to work?

So that’s how my introduction to retirement began! Now, a little bit about me. I like to run and lie on this thing they call a bed, and most of all, I love being loved on. It is the best thing of all time! Check back next week and learn more about me, Dashing Dallas!