All Pupdates

Sydney II | July 2022

Sydney II  has had a lovely time in the sun this past month. Sydney has been doing leaps and bounds in his progress with stairs, we have been doing great on open and closed ones, and we are working our way to doing metal and grated stairs! He still thinks these can be...

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Robbie | July 2022

Our big boy Robbie has been having a great time at school. He prefers to snuggle up against a dog friend or sit under someone’s desk in the office rather than be by himself during the day. He isn’t the biggest fan of the heat but has had a very easy time...

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Sora | July 2022

Sora has been very busy working on different skills and tasks and settling. She is getting much better at settling and still has lots of gusto to spare when working on task training. Sora is working on being able to find different levels of her excitement by taking...

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Zion II | July 2022

Zion II  has been taking more time to get out and about this month so she can look at narrowing down her career options. It allows her to work on generalizing her obedience to various spaces, which can be tricky when good-smelling distractions can be so close....

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Pluto | July 2022

Pluto has enjoyed trying out various tasks and likes ones that involve interacting with people and getting pets the best! He’s also gone on various field trips to see how he does in different environments, and so far, he has been doing really well adapting his focus...

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Canary | July 2022

Canary has been very busy for her first while in advanced training! She has been trying out all sorts of skills and tasks while also working on settling in between. She is quite keen and eager, so settling can be tricky! She’s also been working on obedience and LLW...

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Smore | July 2022

Smore has been coming along nicely with improving his focus and recall in lower distraction environments. He is starting to work on generalizing it to other trickier spaces like the dog park, and he is doing great so far! Smore has been trying out different working...

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Norquay | July 2022

Norquay had some fun in the sun last month! He’s always been a bit of a sleepier guy who spends his time sunbathing in the yard in his spare time. Norquay and his handler have gone on a few fun field trips this month, like the New West Quay and Central Park.  He...

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Wroxy | July 2022

Wroxy is continuing towards her task training goals and is getting closer and closer. She’s been working hard at doing skills around tricky distractions like other dogs and food on the floor. She’s doing a great job of holding onto an item she’s picked up even when...

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Eowyn | June 2022

Had a lot of fun camping in Langford where I got to sleep with my mates. In the middle of the night, I heard noises outside the tent and had to bark to let my mates know of the pending danger. Not sure why, but they kept telling me to keep quiet. But there was...

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Brie II | July 2022

Brie is such a hit. Wherever she goes she attracts attention all for the right reasons. She behaves so well in public, loves the attention and is so pretty. Such a great PADS ambassador. She’s getting familiar with going in the river to cool down. Submitted by: Ann...

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Edith I July 2022

Edith here – well we’re full swing in to the summer hols. The calendar is full of activities, camps, summer jobs, visitors. Usually that means up early and busy mornings but longer afternoon naps. Twp of the kids volunteered in summer camps and so I got to visit...

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Copper IV | July 2022

I may have been complaining about the heat last month and I probably shouldn’t have because life is back to normal and it’s busy! Busy with vacation though, so it’s pretty awesome! We went away for the Canada Day Long weekend and I not only traveled...

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Saint | June 2022

It is June and I will be 18 months old soon. This month was busy with going to different events with my raiser. I love to meet new people and am very good at disengaging when I am told to go in under a table. I am still reading with some students and they give me lots...

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Shasta | July 2022

Shasta did a bit of traveling this month by car, from Vancouver to the Okanagan to the Kootenays. She is a pretty good traveler and tolerated the trips quite well. Her better gos are coming along, although it took awhile for her understand that a sundeck isn’t...

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Pal II | July 2022

As July warmed up Pal seemed to relax and settle more. I’m not sure if it is the heat, him turning 16 months or the training finally kicking in. It’s probably a combination of everything but it does mean Pal is turning into a great dog! Walks are much...

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Betty II | July 2022

This month was exciting! I did my four month walk and talk (a little late) and aced it! I just have to work on putting on my cape more willingly and some other small things. I walk much better on leash with my front clip harness, which is good because I’m almost...

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Duchess | July 2022

Duchess is a tall, gangly behemoth of a dog who loves a good cuddle. In July, she got a lot of socialization opportunities. This included going to malls, observing dogs at the dog park, meeting other PADS dogs, seeing the farm animals at EcoDairy, going to lots of...

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Sven | July 2022

Sven has been cool as a cucumber at school. He’s a joy to have around, as confirmed by everyone who spends time with him. His field trips included a few trail walks, malls, Central Park, and a food festival! And he was impeccable on every occasion, always...

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York II | July 2022

Where did July go???!!!The past month included many outings: to restaurants, neighbourhood shops, Tsawwassen Mills Mall (good place to get cool in our summer heat), in person puppy class with SEVEN other pups. All training areas continue with noted progress except for...

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Marvel | July 2022

July was a busy, busy month for me with a lot of different activities. I am now big enough to jump into and out of the car hatchback on my own (my raiser is very happy about this!). I had a couple of trips out to the airport – not very exciting, but a good chance to...

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Sondra | June 2022

It was so much fun for me to live with my friend mini poodle Eflie for 10 days. I finally managed to stay a bit more calm and able to shut down in front of my little friend. This month, I also got a chance to play in water and enjoy walking near the river. I look...

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Radar II | July 2022

PADS Radar II is growing faster than our hearts are ready for. His paws are getting bigger, his legs longer, and soon enough he will be too heavy for us to carry around! It’s been a big month of “firsts” for this pup. This month’s adventures...

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Alpine | July 2022

This month marked the last that Alpine and I will share as she has moved on to Advanced Training. I have had such a wonderful time raising and training this special girl and I will miss her more than I can say. We worked on polishing up a few final things before she...

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