Congratulations Team Vader!

Congratulations Team Vader!

PTSD Ambassador Vader Vader being Handsome! Vader at the PNE Vader enjoying the Sunshine Pride! Playtime! We are excited to announce that at PADS 2019 Graduation on October 6th, VADER graduated as the PADS PTSD Service Program Ambassador. Congratulation to Vader and...
Vader I June 2019

Vader I June 2019

We are excited to announce that VADER has been matched with a client and completed team training earlier this month. We are very excited to see Vader and his client settle into their working life together. Vader excels at one-on-one work and is at his best when he has...
Vader I May 2019

Vader I May 2019

VADER continues to work with advanced training volunteer Val on various PTSD skills and is doing very well with various anxiety interruption behaviors. We look forward to finding a match for Vader soon. Vader will be best suited for a one-on-one relationship where he...
Vader I April 2019

Vader I April 2019

VADER is spending lots of time working with advanced training volunteer Val on various PTSD alerts and interruption behaviors. Vader loves to work! He excels at one-on-one interaction and thrives when he has a strong bond with his handler. We hope to find Vader a...
Vader I March 2019

Vader I March 2019

VADER is spending some time with advanced training volunteer Val and is enjoying going on all kinds of field trips and adventures. Vader continues to work on PTSD Service skills and is being assessed for potential careers as either a PTSD or mobility service dog. We...
Vader I February 2019

Vader I February 2019

VADER is spending time training with Margaret and advanced training volunteers to continue practicing his service skills with various handlers. He is also learning some PTSD skills and is being assessed for a future career as a mobility service or PTSD service dog....
Vader I January 2019

Vader I January 2019

VADER has been spending lots of time with his advanced sitter, Antje, and is enjoying practicing his service skills in a home environment. He loves to work and will even wake up from a nap to retrieve something for his handler!Skills being learned: Retrieve at home...
Vader I December 2018

Vader I December 2018

VADER has been having fun practicing his service skills with Margaret, Ashley and Jessica. He is eagerly awaiting his new match. Skills being learned: Practicing all service skills. Recent field trips: Coquitlam Center Mall, Metrotown Mall, Surrey RCMP, Grandview...
Vader I November 2018

Vader I November 2018

VADER and his first client were not quite the right fit. He is coming back into advanced training to determine his next steps while he awaits his new match. Skills being learned: Practicing and maintaining all skills. Recent field trips: Various outings with his...
Vader I October 2018

Vader I October 2018

We are excited to announce that VADER has been matched with his client! This team has recently begun team training and we are wishing them the best of luck going forward. Good luck to Vader and his client! Skills being learned: Practice of all skills, retrieval of...
Vader I August 2018

Vader I August 2018

VADER is keeping up on his service skills on campus and going out on field trips to practice them in various environments. On August 25th he went to a BC Lions game to show off his retrieve skills and got some screen time holding a football tee. He did a great job in...
Vader I July 2018

Vader I July 2018

VADER is keeping up on his service skills on campus and going out on field trips to practice them in various environments. He continues to work hard on retrieving metal objects like spoons and forks and dog dishes. Skills being learned: Refining all skills and...
Vader I June 2018

Vader I June 2018

VADER had some training assessments done last month. Overall, he did great! In one he was found to need more work on dog distraction and focus with a novel handler.  Fingers crossed he’ll be ready for the fall! Skills being learned: Reviewing all service skills,...
Vader I September 2018

Vader I September 2018

VADER has been doing well keeping up his service skills on and off campus. He has added assisting with taking off a jacket and socks to his repertoire of skills. We hope to be finding him a match soon! Skills being learned: To assist with removal of jacket and socks...
Vader | August 2018

Vader | August 2018

Vader is keeping up on his service skills on campus and going out on field trips to practice them in various environments. On August 25th he went to a BC Lions game to show off his retrieve skills and got some screen time holding a football tee. He did a great job in...
Vader | December 2017

Vader | December 2017

Merry Christmas!  I want to send a big Thank You to TELUS Corporation – Team TELUS Cares for being my sponsor.  I’m working hard at all of my service dog skills and people keep saying that I’m rocking it. May the Force be with you in 2018. Love,...
Vader | October 2017

Vader | October 2017

Vader has had a very active month including: massage appointments banks & stores restaurants & breweries Safeway Shoppers Drug Mart UBC Endowment Lands two art exhibitions UBC Farm twice Lonsdale Quay with ferry x 2 puppy sitter for two nights provincial...
Vader | November 2017

Vader | November 2017

This is Vader’s first week in advanced training and this sweet boy is fitting in well! His gentle and calm demeanor is a great addition to the kennel. He is working on basic service skills with his advanced trainer, Ashley. His roommate is Hopkins and his play...
Vader | August 2017

Vader | August 2017

This month, Vader had his usual round of massage appointments, restaurants, stores and walks.  But he changed things up a bit by going to the Harmony Arts Fetival, the Vancouver Mural Festival, a Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game, the PNE…and by walking in the...

Vader | July 2017

This month, Vader celebrated Canada Day at Canada Place and had a great time.  Our focus this past month has been class work including fronts, my lap, turnarounds, maintaining position and ignoring interesting smells. Submitted by: Shawn...
Vader | June 2017

Vader | June 2017

Vader is a very well-travelled boy.  This month he visited off leash parks, Granville Island Market, Vancouver Farmers’ Market, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Washington Beer Festival and even stayed in a hotel.  He also spent 11 days with a puppy sitter and really...
Vader

Vader

Help Fund My Training! #WOOF I'M SOCIALFacebookGoogle+ Vader was being raised and trained to be an assistance dog for someone with a physical disability or who is deaf or hard-of-hearing. In November, 2017, Vader progressed to Advanced Training and is currently...