Sprinter | April 2024

Sprinter | April 2024

In April, Sprinter continued to work on all her skills, focusing on practising them out in public spaces. She has begun working with other handlers when out and about as well. This can sometimes be tricky with Ashley as a primary handler distraction! She is getting...
Sprinter | March 2024

Sprinter | March 2024

Sprinter has been going on various field trips this month to continue refining her skills and maintaining her chill patiently between tasks. She has been doing a lovely job of nudging as needed and then standing patiently by or holding down in the “post” position....
Sprinter | February 2024

Sprinter | February 2024

Sprinter has been working a bit more on her movement and positional skills this month. She has gotten much stronger at finding her front and post positions! She’s also continued to get better and better at sneaking in those power naps in the Training Centre when it...
Sprinter | January 2024

Sprinter | January 2024

Sprinter has been working on building up her newer interrupter skills, which she has always been keen to do. She is really enjoying nudging hands! She has also been improving at maintaining stillness by doing things like resting her chin on her handler’s leg or doing...
Sprinter | December 2023

Sprinter | December 2023

In December, Sprinter got to mix up handlers and work with Jade and Leurie for a while because Ashley was tied up in Team Training. Sprinter had lots of fun and was very happy to work with whoever held the treats! She also got lots of time to continue to work on...
Sprinter | November 2023

Sprinter | November 2023

In November, Sprinter spent some time in the kennel to train and work on her specialized skills, as well as out and about working with her sitter on real-life scenarios. She also trained with other staff handlers, and Sprinter did well transferring to them. She even...
Sprinter | October 2023

Sprinter | October 2023

This month, Sprinter kept trying various tasks and found that her favourites are ones where she nudges or bumps her handler! She’s also been working on stillness durations for some skills, and this can be tricky for her as she’s always keen to offer. Sprinter also...
Sprinter | September 2023

Sprinter | September 2023

Sprinter has had a lot of fun trying out different things in September. It took her a while to warm up to some of the targeting and tug work, but she’s starting to get the hang of it. Nose targeting or working on a dumbbell grab are her favourite tasks so far. She’s...
Sprinter | August 2023

Sprinter | August 2023

Welcome! Sprinter just came into doggy university this month and is excited to meet all her classmates and try out different skills! So far, she has liked trying out tug the most. Sprinter has sometimes been a little dog-distracted. She is strengthening her focus with...
Sprinter | June 2023

Sprinter | June 2023

I love the summer so far! I love my outings with my family to sports fields and watching all the action. I also love pacing in my little pool when it gets hot. It’s so fun to stick my head in and blow bubbles! Sometimes it’s hard to find some water,...
Sprinter | April 2023

Sprinter | April 2023

So I got the opportunity to introduce you to my namesake: the Mercedes Sprinter. But just in case you ask do I sprint? The answer is yes. I had a wonderful day going to the island and meeting up with PADS Canary. She is going to team training next week, and she...
Sprinter | March 2023

Sprinter | March 2023

Hi, it has been a busy month this month. I had my birthday this month and turned 1, and as you can see, I got a massive yummy treat from the local dog bakery. I also went on a dog swap and lived with different raisers for 2 weeks. This is one of the things we do to...
Sprinter | February 2023

Sprinter | February 2023

February was a busy month for me! Lots of time at the hockey rink, and I went for a 2-week puppy swap! I had a great time at my puppy swap (including a fun time outside that included mud!), but it’s nice to be home again with my regular human families. I’ve also been...
Sprinter | January 2023

Sprinter | January 2023

Yay, starting this month, we have in-person puppy classes every other week. Now don’t get me wrong it is much more challenging than working quietly on zoom. But it is soooo much fun to run into my fellow PADS puppies in training! I am shaping up to be one of the...
Sprinter | December 2022

Sprinter | December 2022

December was a very fun month. There was a lot of snow to play in, and I really liked it. There were lots of festivities and social get-togethers as well. We had a really fun party and got lots of attention and treats. Once in a while, my little sister puppy in...
Sprinter | November 2022

Sprinter | November 2022

This month I lost my big sister Abra, who is off to advanced training, and became a big sister myself. My raisers took on a new puppy. Her name is Kemble, and she is tiny and mighty! She is fearless and bosses me around. I love playing with her, but I need to remind...
Sprinter | October 2022

Sprinter | October 2022

October is a fall month and Halloween time. And so I got to play in the leaves and try on a tutu! I also got to meet up with my best friends PADS Advanced dog in training Abra and PADS AFD Roo. Everyone we run into always remarks on how we look so alike, so we took a...
Sprinter | August 2022

Sprinter | August 2022

Hi, so sunshine makes things grow, right? I have been out in the sun and enjoying the summer. One of the things we did was visiting a sunflower field, so much fun (and so hot!). And look what all that sunshine did, How I have grown relative to my big Sister Abra in...
Sprinter | July 2022

Sprinter | July 2022

This month seems to have been my animal encounter month. It is important for PADS puppies to be comfortable around other animals; it is part of our proofing process, so we become rock solid in all circumstances. So we visited the stables at Burnaby lake. We went to...
Sprinter | June 2022

Sprinter | June 2022

This month I left the home of my mom Camper and all my litter mates to embark on a new adventure as a PADS puppy in training, Sprinter. I met my new raisers and their families and had to adjust to new routines and to go to work. Not to worry, I was well prepared for...
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