Shimmer | May 2024

Shimmer | May 2024

We continue with Shimmer’s skills as we work on client specific tasks this month and make sure all her skills are sharp and generalized to many locations. We are enjoying some extra cuddles as we know she will be heading out to her client this summer. We are...
Shimmer | April 2024

Shimmer | April 2024

Shimmer’s nickname is “Shimmer Cat” because she shares some characteristics with cats. The best of both species! Shimmer is so affectionate, and her love language is physical touch​. We are working on taking all her skills on the road as well as...
Shimmer | March 2024

Shimmer | March 2024

Shimmer had her first camping trip of the year with her buddy Pepa and their dog trainer. A couple of party animals! And even while camping, they fit in a bit of training around the environmental distractions. On one of our daily training days back in town we stopped...
Shimmer | February 2024

Shimmer | February 2024

Shimmer is such a snuggle bug and is always close by to help. We are working on her mobility service dog skills like retrieve, carry, back, behind, my lap, foot, button, tug. She insists that you pet her head and stroke her ears many times during the day and for at...
Shimmer | January 2024

Shimmer | January 2024

Shimmer has spent the last month working on all her skills to become a service dog. She is a joyful worker and likes to learn new things like foot, button, up, retrieve, and behind. This dog is a real go-getter and is learning very fast. Shimmer likes playing with her...
Shimmer | December 2023

Shimmer | December 2023

During this initial phase, our primary goal has been to assess Shimmer’s abilities and acclimate her to new environments. We’ve incorporated a variety of field trips to provide exposure to different scenarios and gauge her reactions. These experiences have...
Shimmer | June 2023

Shimmer | June 2023

Shimmer continues to be an eager, spunky pup. She has very interesting “add-ons” to new skills as she works on perfecting to decrease dog distractions. She is loving and enjoys her special scratches and floor cuddles. She loves her time with Panther but is a “people...
Shimmer | April 2023

Shimmer | April 2023

Shimmer continues to be a spicy, loving pup. She enjoys outings and settles nicely. She accompanied us on a trip to Chaberton Winery for tasting and dinner.  Going to the Crescent Beach dog park is a favourite and calmly walking around the park before playing is...
Shimmer | January 2023

Shimmer | January 2023

Well, another great month with wee Shimmer. She is growing up, and can see the changes in her, but she still is very much a “puppy.” She rarely is bothered by new situations, but the very loud train going by while on our walk on the promenade was a bit...
Shimmer | December 2022

Shimmer | December 2022

Shimmer continues to be an eager learner. Her exuberance when performing some skills brings a smile to all who are watching. Her walks on the promenade are fun, as many say hi and when I walk without her—- they stop me to ask where she is. Shimmer joined Nicole and...
Shimmer | November 2022

Shimmer | November 2022

Shimmer continues to be an eager learner and picks up new skills quickly. We are working on “bed,” and indeed, she has her very own way of getting there, complete with a half somersault. :o) Shimmer went out to dinner with us, followed by her first movie....
Shimmer | August 2022

Shimmer | August 2022

I welcomed our new little bundle of joy this month. Shimmer is the sweetest pup. She learns quickly and by 9 weeks, was doing her “better go” every time she is put outside. She sleeps all night in her kennel without a peep and runs into it with abandon!!! She amuses...
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