All Pupdates

Truffle I July 2019

TRUFFLE is so much fun to have around! She loves to work and learn new things and is progressing well on her service skills. Truffle continues to work on her impulse control and body awareness, and she is making progress. Her focus this month has been working on...

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Mudge I July 2019

MUDGE has spent the past month continuing to focus on her impulse control around other dogs and delicious snacks. Field trips this month were particularly exciting; she highly recommends TUTS Mamma Mia at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, especially the dance party! Mudge...

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Burke I July 2019

BURKE has been spending his summer visiting new people and going lots of different places so he can keep his skills strong for his future client. He is getting very good at offering a chin target and really settling into “my lap” for a solid cuddle session. When he is...

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Vimy II I July 2019

VIMY II has been introduced to his new stability harness and is being assessed for a possible career as a Bracing service dog. As a Bracing dog, he would act as a moving stability support for a potential client, assisting with ascending and descending stairs, as well...

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Quokka I July 2019

QUOKKA is spending lots of time with his advanced sitters, practicing all his skills and manners when there is a day-to-day routine to follow. He is spending some time with Margaret and various advanced volunteers, going on field trips and working with various...

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Mocha I July 2019

MOCHA is ready for pre-placement testing! Once she has passed all the required tests, we will start looking for the perfect match for her and hopefully set up team training shortly after. This month, Mocha has been working on transferring some of her more complicated...

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Cadence I July 2019

CADENCE assisted with Walk & Talks this month with PADS Assessment Coordinator Emma. She acted as a distraction dog for some of the pups and was a great role model, keeping her composure even when the puppies got very excited to see her. Cadence continues to work...

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Hector I July 2019

HECTOR is ready for pre-placement testing! Once he has passed all the required tests, we will start looking for the perfect match for him and hopefully set up team training shortly after. This month, Hector has been working on transferring some of his more complicated...

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Bowyer I July 2019

BOWYER has been splitting his time between Burnaby and up north with his raisers, alternating between training field trips with Margaret and having some R&R at home. When he is in town, he continues to accompany Margaret on various outings to local schools and...

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Cello I July 2019

CELLO has traveled back to Calgary to spend some time with Miranda and Heather. He is making lots of new friends and loves to go for a romp at the off-leash dog park whenever he can.  We continue to look for the perfect placement for Cello and hope to have some good...

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Zaria I July 2019

ZARIA continues to sharpen all her service skills and loves to learn new things, especially when there is food involved. She has great persistence and loves to go for a good run next to the power-chair. Her focus this month was working on her impulse control and prey...

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Spirit III I July 2019

SPIRIT III is settling well into with advanced training in Calgary and is having a great time playing with her new dog friends Webber, Burke, Hammond and Puma. She has been spending lots of time perfecting her obedience skills and working on confidence building...

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Vesper I July 2019

VESPER has had a busy month! She participated in Team Training with PADS staff member Jessica.  Vesper has primarily spent her training time with Ashley walking, so it was good practice for her being handled by someone new and in a power chair.  Vesper continues to...

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Kylo I July 2019

KYLO spent his month with various sitters which gave him great practice at settling into new home environments. Kylo adapts well to new homes and handlers; he loves to make new friends! When he is not napping and snuggling at home, he is spending time with Margaret...

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Zivy I July 2019

After careful consideration, ZIVY has been released from advanced training. Zivy is a sweet girl who loves her toys and is looking forward to playing lots of tug with her people. Zivy is still being assessed for a potential VIP placement. We wish Zivy all the best as...

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Quixley I July 2019

QUIXLEY has returned to the Lower Mainland and is spending his time working on his skills in the busy Downtown Vancouver area. Many thanks to Don for all the time and hard work he put into helping Quixley stay sharp and ready for his next steps in advanced training....

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Brite I July 2019

BRITE has left Calgary for beautiful British Columbia! While she is out there, she will be going through some meet and greets in order to find her the perfect client match. She will be working with Training Program Manager Margaret, who Brite assisted with various...

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Sunny II I July 2019

SUNNY II has been steadily improving on his obedience durations and is now working hard at “stand” and keeping it still.  His impulse control around exciting things such as balls, frisbees or other toys is also improving.  Sunny is now going out on various field trips...

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Crystal I July 2019

CRYSTAL has successfully completed Team Training this month with her new client! They are currently working through their 45-day probation period and when that is complete, they will officially be members of the PADS 2019 graduating class! Her trainer Ashley is very...

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Tako I July 2019

TAKO and his new partner successfully completed their Team Training this month. They are currently working through their 45-day probation period and when that is complete, they will officially be members of the PADS 2019 graduating class! His trainer Lisa is very...

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Cirque I July 2019

CIRQUE continues to do well with her advanced sitters Una, Stephanie and Paul. This month, she joined Margaret on various field trips and continues to demonstrate her lovely personality and great skills. Cirque got to take a little vacation this month when she spent a...

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Hammond I July 2019

HAMMOND is settling well into the advanced training routine and is having a great time playing with his new friends Burke, Webber and Puma. He’s been spending lots of time perfecting his obedience skills and having fun with confidence building activities like obstacle...

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Dune I July 2019

After careful consideration, DUNE has been released from advanced training. Dune is very loving and always wants to engage with people but will on occasion pull very hard to get to something or someone he wants. Dune has enjoyed his time on the Island with Rob, going...

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Brumby I July 2019

BRUMBY and his new partner successfully completed their Team Training this month. They are currently working through their 45-day probation period and when that is complete, they will officially be members of the PADS 2019 graduating class! His trainer Ashley is very...

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