My fingers were crossed on the day of Wrens IFT. I didn't know what to expect with her leaving so young. I was relieved to get the phone call that she had passed her IFT. I looked forward to recieving monthly updates on Wren's progress in training. A few months later I got her IFT on a DVD and could not wait to watch it. To my suprise Wren had the worst IFT of the dogs that tested with her. A dog with less reaction to the nasty umbrella was released and Wren made it through. I was confused by this and confered with my AC about it. She said that Wren's evals were good so they passed her because they figured that she had a bad day. From that point forward I started to read between the lines of her training reports but to my suprise in her March report her trainer said that Wren had a great possiblity to graduate soon. It renewed my hope that she would graduate. Sadly on April 20th I got the dreaded phone call that Wren was being released. I was asked to make a decision weither or no tto keep my girl or let her go on to another home. My family and I had discussed this possiblity when we saw her IFT DVD and had already decided that we would take her back. I told my AC this and she made sure that I wasn't just making an emotional decision but I was sure so she sid she would arranger for her to get a ride back home. I was again going to be in Syracuse when she arrived so again I called on the help of the family that took her in when she arrived a s a puppy and they were more than happy to taker her full circle. UPDATE:Wren is now an agility dog and has made it through the Novice level of obedience in 4-H. She has her ILP so that I can show her in AKC obedience and agilty shows. She helps me teach my 4-H obedience, agility and Rally-o classes. She has to relearn her comes and we worked hard on her stand stay. At some point I hope to get her CGC and possibly do Therepy work with her when I get a chance since her favorite thing to do as puppy was go to the nursing home to visit my grandfather. Of course she is a wonderful helper with the GEB pups that come and go. We shall see what the future brings for her. Im glad she is home.
"Wren at a year old."