Chess I March 2020

Chess I March 2020

After careful consideration, CHESS has been released from advanced training. Chess has had a few instances in the past where she would escalate play to an inappropriate level and unfortunately that behavior continued into advanced training and did not diminish. With...
Chess I February 2020

Chess I February 2020

CHESS has been doing well with her grip and duration carry of dumbbells and is starting to try carrying heavier dumbbells. She is also working on expanding her repertoire of objects that she knows to pick up to include trickier shapes, textures and material. Chess has...
Chess I January 2020

Chess I January 2020

CHESS is continuing to have fun learning service skills and is now readily offering behaviors and is starting to problem solve when she is not completely sure what her handler may be asking. She is progressing nicely with all skills learned so far with her handler...
Chess I December 2019

Chess I December 2019

Ashley is very proud of the leaps and bounds CHESS has taken over the past month! Chess has gained more energy and drive after losing some weight.  She has figured out how to offer behaviors confidently once a target or touch stick has been removed and learned her...
Chess I November 2019

Chess I November 2019

CHESS has been spending this month getting to know Apprentice Instructor Ashley. Ashley, with the assistance of Jessica and several dedicated advanced training volunteers, will be continuing Chess’s training as her advanced trainer. Chess really enjoys playing tug and...
Chess I October 2019

Chess I October 2019

CHESS recently joined the Burnaby Advanced Training class and she is quickly charming her way into the hearts of staff and volunteers. Her soft, caring eyes and adorable forehead wrinkles give her a thoughtful expression that can melt your heart! Chess is lots of fun...
Chess | December 2018

Chess | December 2018

Chess was with sitters for the majority of the month, when we were able to meet she was very happy to see her regular handler even though she had a great time with the sitter. Submitted By: Puppy raiser Linda...
Chess | September 2018

Chess | September 2018

Chess did very well on her first flight, she was a little restless when we first took off but quickly settled with a little comforting.  On her second flight Chess did very well, and promptly fell asleep. We are working on politely greeting people she knows, coming...
Chess | September 2018

Chess | September 2018

Chess did very well on her first flight. She was a little restless when we first took off but settled quickly with a little comforting. On her second flight she did very well and fell asleep. We are working on politely greeting people she knows, coming when...
Chess | February 2018

Chess | February 2018

Chess has enjoyed car rides and will exit the car on her own with permission. Chess often goes to a care facility and visits people. This month she went to the airport again and was much better with polite interactions. She also had a dog friend over and behaved well...
Chess | March 2018

Chess | March 2018

Chess experienced a baby this month and was very curious about the baby crawling on the floor. The baby is the size of her stuffy and Chess wanted to grab his feet. Once she understood it was not allowed she just watched the baby do his thing. She did a lot of...
Chess | January 2018

Chess | January 2018

Chess has gone to a few restaurants this month and behaved very well. She goes to a care facility often and interacts with many individuals in wheelchairs. She loves having her dog friends over for a visit and is learning to be polite when meeting new people....
Chess | December 2017

Chess | December 2017

Chess went on a trip in the bush with other people and dogs to get a Christmas tree.  It was her first experience in the snow. She goes to a care facility often and interacts with the residents. She has “play dates” with a 9 year old lab that she really...