Ohh, I still have Boru. I am waiting to start a patrol school with a green handler and a green dog this month. We have done our handler selection, PT test, decoying, oral interview process and last 3 evals. We selected a really good Officer. I have already tested and selected a very nice Mali X GSD mix for him. I tried to get the new handler to take Boru, but he wants no part of that. I tried to retire another K-9 that is 9 years old and get that guy to take Boru and he said "no way." Since no one else wants him, will take him or can handle him, I am stuck with him.
I expect I will start the Patrol School for the new handler team by the end of this month, then I will have him certified as my new partner by September.
I have done a good amount with Boru, but I am still working Boomer and until he retires there are only so many hours in the day. I have done all the training that I can by myself with Boru. I have laid the foundation for his hard surface tracking, taught him article or evidence searches, and he does some really nice obedience.
When the new guy starts he will be Boru's pin cushion for the next 4 months. I really need to work on aggression control and the out with him. Two absolutely critical components with a dog like him. He is doing well, coming to work with me and Boomer most days, except when I take Francesca.
He lives at my house and we work and hang out together every day. He is doing well and is a lot of fun, loving the new 5 acres he gets to run around on.