My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Omar Blue And ReinaThe No Nonsense Trainer

You may recall a while ago I mentioned Omar has to start special training so he can become a therapy dog and go to readings with daughter Joy and I. He didn't like the idea. Omar says he doesn't need training because he knows how to be nice to seniors and children. I told him he's a little rough around the edges and we finally came to an agreement. He said he would do it if the trainer was a dog, who understood him. He was trying to be slick but I outsmarted him.

Remember Omar's good friend Freedom? He's down below a bit relaxing under a tree with his gal, waiting for the pack to leave, but definitely in no rush. He's on vacation from his rescues and hunting abusers.

Anyway, I found out that one of Freedom's siblings was a canine trainer. Her name is Reina and boy is she something. Big and tough like her brother. And, she knows Omar and how stubborn he is.

Omar tried every tactic he could to get out of training. Here Reina is letting him have his say. "I don't belong here," he says. That one didn't work.

Asking me if this is really necessary. That didn't work.

Just being plain bad. That didn't work at all. Reina went into socialization training mode.
Omar finally decided he might as well do the right thing or this would never be over. So he started listening and following instructions.
It's all over and Omar's telling Reina it wasn't has bad as he thought it would be. He later admitted it was actually fun. Reina had shown him that maybe he should calm down a little when around people and pets away from K-9 Town. They also discussed when she'd be arriving at K-9 Town to go along on the trip to meet his kin. After all, one thing has nothing to do with the other....

I'd like to give a serious thanks to Virginia Broitman, Reina's people parent and super trainer for all she is doing to help me realize my goal of reading to children and adults with special needs, with Omar Blue at my side to enhance the entertainment.
For a much better look at Omar and Reina running, romping and doing what dogs do, see them on YouTube @


  1. It would be WONDERFUL if Omar could go to your readings with you! I'm hoping that our Aussie puppy RAZZ (short for Razzmatazz) can eventually become quiet enough to visit nursing homes with us. Omar, everyone would love you, so really buckle down and do what you have to do in order to go with Olyn and Joy!

  2. That's real nice Sandy. Good luck to you too.

    Omar swears out he's doing his best but you see him above and in the videos. All he wanted to do was play. It's a good thing Reina wasn't having it, ha, ha.