Saturday, August 4, 2007

Say hello to Booster! The Happiest dog you'll ever meet!

On behalf of the Happiest Dog on the Block, I would like to introduce Booster, my beloved dog, work partner, Canine Good Citizen and furry best friend :). Booster is one of those dogs that trainers dream of having! He's what some describe as "bullet-proof". Booster comes to work with me on almost all of my cases. He's a happy-go-lucky guy who can tolerate any dog in any situation. He's helped rehabilitate dogs who were unsocialized. He's helped dogs who were fearful of other dogs. He's helped dogs who were aggressive towards other dogs. He has an amazing ability to sense fear or anxiety in other dogs and is able to calm them with his facial expressions and body postures. It's quite fascinating to watch. There is never a day that goes by that I am not thankful for Booster :). He's 8 years young and a beloved member of our family. He enjoys food, massage, food, playing with other dogs, food, cleaning the leaves and debris out of streams and rivers, food and playing in a bubble bath! His favorite food is lettuce. Yes, lettuce. If I'm making a salad and he doesn't get a few leaves in his dinner that night, he's not a happy dog. Booster loves lettuce so much we have a special song that we sing to him. It goes like this..."Booster loves lettuce, Booster loves lettuce..." Yeah, we're not too creative with the jingles but it sure makes him happy! Booster has lived in 3 different states and is the proud (and sneaky) father of 2 boys and 1 girl. Booster is nothing short of phenomenal! Here is a picture of his son Barlee, just a few days old

1 comment:

Doctor Paul said...

Hello Booster - I am sure you are a happy dog. And Congratulations to you and your trainer! As one of the neuroscientists who taught her a little of what she knows about the brain - just a little - I can assure all you bloggers that your pooch will be in good hands. If Britten had not moved back to CT and had a puppy of her own, I would have hired her at BU. I'm only sorry you don't train this far north because when I get a new dog, he will definitely need help with this owner! Best of luck Britten, and Booster.

Paul A. Spiers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Neuroscience
BU School of Medicine