12-3-1999 to 5-24-2010
My “heart” dog… who took a little piece with him when he died…
Guffey taught me how to train in water rescue – he was always eager to do exactly what I asked of him, I just had to ask him the right way.
Guffey became the first Leonberger WRDX (Water Rescue Dog – Excellent) in the U.S. It truly was his passion.
My favorite water training memory: Guffey and I would swim out about 50-70 yards and then I would go “unconscious”, floating on my back. Guffey would haul me gently back to shore – I watched the clouds go by and my ears could hear only his breathing. Sweet memory.