Taurus | April 2024

Taurus | April 2024

– said good-bye to Mr.Pย the mentor – had a visitor in the house (gr.5 boy) – had a vet check-up – visited a construction site, Coquitlam River (a couple of times) and Pacific Ocean (off-leash beach) – was greeted by a few gr.5 boys and a...
Taurus | March 2024

Taurus | March 2024

– spent a few days with a new sitter (apartment building)- enjoyed on-leash walks at a plant nursery and on trails- played with different dogs in an off-leash dog park- smelled the Pacific Ocean, watched boats- got exposed to airplanes- visited VanDusen...
Taurus | February 2024

Taurus | February 2024

Taurus’ 29 days of February were usual, except that he got to spend more time outdoors thanks to his housemate Peach (who needs to get fit fast). ๐Ÿ™‚ He did not need to lose weight (unlike Peach), so no diet was prescribed to him, to his great relief! ๐Ÿ™‚ Submitted...
Taurus | January 2024

Taurus | January 2024

Taurus enjoyed no snow, ice storms, heavy snow, downpours, and warmth in January. These weather changes provided him with natural enrichment, in all regards: he was either more sleepy or more active; his neighborhood looked and smelled different! His companionship...
Taurus | December 2023

Taurus | December 2023

Taurus is turning 18 months old on January 3rd, and his recent weight is 64 lb. He had to spend his December quietly (after the surgery his activity had to be restricted). He tried to watch his weight; and burned some calories while playing mind games indoors. ๐Ÿ™‚ Next...
Taurus | November 2023

Taurus | November 2023

Taurus’ housemate Peach keeps growing up, so in November, he had to share his car trunk with her… He also had to share playtime with his mentor with her… Sharing toys, food, and walks with her is something he accepted a long time ago, but an...
Taurus | October 2023

Taurus | October 2023

Taurus was released in October and now is looking for a forever home. This month, we did a lot of desensitization to loud noises (kitchen ventilation, smoke alarm, fireworks, etc.) and to strangers knocking on our door, entering our house, and staying inside for some...
Taurus | September 2023

Taurus | September 2023

Taurus is almost 17 months old. In September, he was lucky to meet with our community coach a couple of times. She and her friend took Taurus for a trail walk with a cheerful lady Muse. These walks and talks are always useful and very much appreciated by Taurus and...
Taurus | August 2023

Taurus | August 2023

First half of the month, Taurus was mixing rest with training: he walked on a trail, swam in a creek, visited a big mall and a hockey arena; he also worked a bit on staying calm around dogs (on walks and near an off-leash area). Then he started playing...
Taurus | July 2023

Taurus | July 2023

Taurus’ two most important themes of July were learning to coexist under one roof with another dog and dealing with quite a lot of teenage barking. After a week of adjusting to living with a younger pup, Taurus found the right approach to Peach II; he treats her...
Taurus | June 2023

Taurus | June 2023

Taurus continues to be an adolescent, and his raisers continue trying to build a positive relationship with him by being as fair, kind and consistent as they can. His socialization continues too: he visits new locations, finds himself in new situations, receives new...
Taurus | May 2023

Taurus | May 2023

May started with Taurus’ birthday celebration and brought some new experiences into his life. He visited different new places: pet clinics, a trail, a fisherman’s wharf, etc. Taurus likes being trained and learning new things fast. He is going through the...
Taurus | April 2023

Taurus | April 2023

In April, besides regular training and rest, Taurus visited the PADS Burnaby campus for a 12-month-wellness exam (he will definitely like adult-size kibble), spent a few days with an experienced sitter (which was an educational experience for him), and got to meet...
Taurus | March 2023

Taurus | March 2023

Taurus did not notice where the time between February and April has gone…he only remembers that he continued to work on his old cues, adding duration, distance and distraction to some of them, but he remembers his new experiences the best. For the first time in...
Taurus | February 2023

Taurus | February 2023

In February, Taurus’s raisers took turns getting sick, so recall training had to be scaled down and partially carried over into March. Taurus still tried to visit different indoor and outdoor locations (parks, stores) to learn to stay calm around dogs, little...
Taurus | January 2023

Taurus | January 2023

The theme for this month was Daily Street Walks, or how to walk on a loose leash and pay attention to the handler regardless of different distractions. Taurus is a big boy now and wears a harness (it prevents him from practicing leash pulling). He continues working on...
Taurus | December 2022

Taurus | December 2022

Last month of 2022 Taurus spent quite efficiently: 1) he attended an in-person training class at an indoor ice arena in Burnaby (the best class he has ever had), where he tried to stay calm around other PADS dogs, watch figure skaters from an elevation, walk with his...
Taurus | November 2022

Taurus | November 2022

November was a busy month for Taurus.ย  Besides his weekly trips to different hockey arenas, he spent two days in two different work offices and attended a puppy engagement event at a New Westminster college (where he met and greeted almost 60 students). He’s...
Taurus | October 2022

Taurus | October 2022

In October, Taurus continued to attend different ice arenas (he is becoming a real hockey fan) and to have playdates with his friend, the water dog, once a week. He also had a trip to Burnaby: by bus and SkyTrain, across Central (aka squirrel) park, to an office where...
Taurus | September 2022

Taurus | September 2022

Taurus’ first day with us was Sept.20th. After getting used to each other, we started our journey of mutual training ๐Ÿ™‚ Taurus received two new beds, a few new toys, three kids to play with, a lady who feeds and trains him, and finally, a tall guy (lady’s...
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