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I was talking to myself and waving my hands around (as you do) and I see a fuzzy white thing out of the corner of my eye so I look down to see Fable staring at me and wagging his tail, trying to achieve lift off

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but also i think today was the first day where someone asked me whether fable was for me instead of me training him for someone else. 

i was absolutely exhausted and very weak and my hair is an oily mess so i wonder if that’s why they asked

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omg i almost forgot but while we were out today, someone asked me if I spoke french to fable and i was like haha no and I thought it was because like. french poodles, right?

but then this guy goes on to tell me about how he knew a guy who “spoke english to everyone else but spoke french to his dog” and i’m like. 

kay thanks why do i care

Is ur dog gay

Is ur dog gay

Definitely bi. He likes twinks

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I worked Fable without a vest in a very non-dog friendly spot for the first time yesterday. We just had our handsfree leash and head halter. We were in the grocery store and Fable adjusted really quickly and really well. He also walked handsfree next to me while I pushed the cart, something we haven’t done a whole lot of training with. I was very proud of him.

We were in the store for about 30-40 minutes, and we had three notable interactions. One, a random shopper, a middle aged man we passed, pointed at me and said very loudly “that’s a service dog, right?” And when I said yup, he said “that’s what I thought.”

We met an older woman who said “let’s have a look at this dog” while we were standing in line at the cashier. When she first said it, I shrugged and was prepared to ignore her as Fable wasn’t facing her anyways. But when she proceeded to say it a couple more times as if I was supposed to turn my dog around to face her, and when I didn’t she proceeded to leave her cart in line and attempt to walk around us to get into Fable’s face. I told her to stop and ignore, and she did the second time I asked.

And on the way out, we met a kid and his mother who talked about helper dogs. The kid tried to go over to Fable then and his mom stopped him before I had to. I was very grateful for that.

All in all, this is far from our worst public access experience in a grocery store, let alone overall. This is why I say that while vests and leash wraps and patches are nice to have and may help some public access issues, people are going to do what they want, vest or no vest. 

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The dilemma in which I want to buy Fable gay paraphernalia for his working gear bc Pride month but I have no money

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So Fable has absolutely no idea his ass exists. I’ve done some read end awareness training with him but it flies right in one ear and out the other. Who’s got some suggestions for me? I just want to try some different things.

Please help his heel position is horrendous because of this. Seriously if anyone ever feels bad about their dog’s heel position, just ask me to show you Fable’s.

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Fable: can’t get his treat ball out from under the bed without help

Also Fable: figured out how to open the basement door using his nose

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‪Fable keeps opening the door to the basement but I keep catching him before he goes down the stairs so I then make him shut it ‬

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That difference tho

Newbie to poodle grooming here-

I assume the leg on the right is after grooming and the one on the left is before?

That’s right!

How long from grooming does their coat look like the leg on the left? I know poodles have to be brushed pretty much daily.

Even with daily brushing will their coat look like that when it is time to do a complete groom again?

Oh I don’t know. Three weeks? I do not brush my poodles daily, not even close. If they’re short, I literally never brush them. I do brush Fable out about once a week, but only in real problem spots like around his ears, the back of his cuffs, and his belly and tail, because those get matted faster. I was slacking off a bit here. Fable’s hair just turns kinky at the base when I don’t brush it on his head, neck, and back so I don’t really bother with that much.