Gherkin | March 2024

Gherkin is really developing his skills this past month of advanced training. He always comes off his bed to work with enthusiasm and always has a “let’s go to work!” attitude. He is starting to develop his more specialized skills, like tug, close,...
Gherkin | February 2024

Gherkin | February 2024

Gherkin is really developing his skills this past month of advanced training. He always comes off his bed to work with enthusiasm and always has a “let’s go to work!” attitude. He is starting to develop his more specialized skills, like tug, close,...
Gherkin | January 2024

Gherkin | January 2024

We kicked off the new year by doing all things retrieving with Gherkin! He is learning to pick up objects and generalize different materials, textures, shapes, sizes, etc! Although new things can sometimes be hard for him, he is always there to try again; he always...
Gherkin | December 2023

Gherkin | December 2023

We kicked off the holiday season with many field trips to the mall this month. With the busy time of year, it is perfect to test Gherkins’ skills in public. With the weather so nice this month, we have done many walks where Gherkin met some wooden reindeer!...
Gherkin | November 2023

Gherkin | November 2023

This month, Gherkin got to take a trip and explore the city of Edmonton! He even got to see an Oilers game with Puppy in Training Petra. He is a crowd favourite with his good looks and beautiful engagement. He has been learning some new things and picking them up at...
Gherkin | October 2023

Gherkin | October 2023

Gherkin is really settling in and getting into the fun parts of advanced training, where we focus on the basics and take those skills on the road. We are setting the foundations and building blocks to find his perfect career. We are also taking advantage of the rare...
Gherkin | September 2023

Gherkin | September 2023

Gherkin has spent this month with an amazing sitter! They work hard each day to maintain Gherkin’s amazing skills and take him out while Calgary staff have been busy moving. Gherkin is a sweet and thoughtful boy who loves to be on standby for whatever his human...
Gherkin | August 2023

Gherkin | August 2023

We are excited to welcome Gherkin to our advanced training crew! Gherkin is a sweet boy who loves to be around his people and loves to train with his handler. His raisers have done an amazing job with Gherkin, and they should be very proud of him as he is a true...
Gherkin | July 2023

Gherkin | July 2023

Well, that was a fun month! I went camping and got to hang out with many people and some other dogs (even though they were older and didn’t want to play as much as I did). I also “swam” in lots of different creeks and lakes, visited a bunch of new towns, rode on a...
Gherkin | June 2023

Gherkin | June 2023

Well, my regular people got back from vacation a couple of weeks ago, and we have been pretty busy ever since. We have done errands in many different types of stores, from small garden centers to big stores like Costco, and I think everyone was pretty impressed with...
Gherkin | April 2023

Gherkin | April 2023

I have had lots of fun as spring has arrived in the Okanagan. I have been helping quite a bit in the yard as there seem to be lots to do out there. I have also gone for many fun hikes and playdates with my PADS and other doggy pals. I am showing good improvement in...
Gherkin | February 2023

Gherkin | February 2023

This month I watched a parade where there were lots of dogs, horses, clowns and some super noisy sirens. I enjoyed it all and stayed super calm throughout it. The weather has allowed for plenty of romps in the snow, which I really enjoy! It seems you get lots of...
Gherkin | January 2023

Gherkin | January 2023

I have heard that January is supposed to be a bit of a “blah” month, but I have really enjoyed myself. I love running in the snow, sniffing about and showing off my excellent recall – kibble included, of course. I am starting to find it a bit easier...
Gherkin | December 2023

Gherkin | December 2023

We kicked off the holiday season with many field trips to the mall this month. With the busy time of year, it is perfect to test Gherkins’ skills in public. With the weather so nice this month, we have done many walks where Gherkin met some wooden reindeer!...
Gherkin | December 2022

Gherkin | December 2022

December was a busy month for me. First, I moved in with new people and had to get used to new spaces, places and routines. They tell me that I did very well! I went on lots of different walks and hikes, went out for lunch, went to a craft fair and even tried...
Gherkin | October 2022

Gherkin | October 2022

Gherkin continues to be a very sweet, calm boy who is eager to learn. He has been on several outings to malls, grocery stores and restaurants, where he’s working hard on his “go in” with duration. He’s become very confident and comfortable on his errands. He is also...
Gherkin | August 2022

Gherkin | August 2022

Gherkin is a very sweet, calm pup with a gentle disposition. He is eager to learn and has enjoyed his outings on the hiking trails, restaurants, malls and grocery stores. He’s not sure about swimming yet, but he enjoys getting his ankles wet! He is currently working...
Gherkin | April 2022

Gherkin | April 2022

Along with my buddy PADS Aslan, we attended the opening night at the Starlight Drive-In. We get to hang out on the golf cart and meet the moviegoers. PS – I’m on the left Submitted by: Brian...
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