All Pupdates

Jedi | August 2017

Jedi wrapped up his work on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this month and received some well earned treats from the team. He received a Chewbacca chew toy, a Lightsaber rope, and an award recognizing his contributions to the team. 🙂 He has been using this...

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Badger | August 2017

Badger is super cute and remembers people. We needed to take him to a sitter so we could go on a mountain hike and the person who sat him was the same person who sat him for the very first time he ever went out. He hadn’t seen her for literally half his life and...

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Tuscan | August 2017

Tuscan is really working on focus in public spaces. He does have high dog distraction, so not allowing him to visit with dogs when in cape to really maintain that focus is key right now. He continues to be adored in public places as he is quiet, gentle, loving dog. We...

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Piers | August 2017

Piers participated in the Pride Parade and walked with his lead nicely. We are still working on distinguishing between roll and over. Still working on his pulling when he isn’t on his lead. We also watched the fireworks at English Bay with no problems, he...

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Grey II | August 2017

Grey enjoyed a road trip through the US (to avoid the smokey #1 Highway) to Medicine Hat. She was great in the hotel and at restaurants although she still likes to vacuum up any crumbs that may be on the floor. She visited Fort Walsh National Historic Park and had her...

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Peony | August 2017

Peony has made good progress reducing prey drive. She enjoyed her beach vacation at Qualicum Beach and had many opportunities to swim in the ocean and run full speed on our private sandy beach. P is very athletic, needs a ton of outside time. Submitted by: Anne...

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Grey II – July 2017

Grey attended a De-stress event at Fortis. Although she got excited seeing her brother Shep and the other 2 dogs at first, she was able to settle down a bit. She enjoyed time camping and all the smells and new things to explore. She did amazing (no barking or lunging)...

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Clay | August 2017

Clay is an avid swimmer and loves to go on long hikes. He has been working on his “heel and “lets go” this month and has had very good success. Clay used to have a very hard time walking on a loose leash and with lots of positive reinforcement and...

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Arrow II | July 2016

My littermates and I turned ONE year old on July 9th! And we had the most fun time at our birthday party!! This is me with 2 of my brothers on either side, Flash and Gideon, posing in our Minions party hats! Thank you to all the amazing PADS puppies-in-training,...

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Arrow II | June 2016

One of the biggest challenges we overcome as pups-in-training is behaving well in restaurants. All those smells and distractions, and sometimes even snacky tidbits on the floor. Yikes, those are tough to resist for an 11-month-old pup! But I’m getting better all...

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Jasmine II | February 2017

I am a 5 month old Golden Retriever and I started my training in December. I’ve known my raisers since the day I was born because their family raised me and my siblings. I’m so lucky because I get to see my mommy, Noosa, really often! I really love the...

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Cadence | September 2016

This has been a wonderful month!  I have learned to love the beach! Did you know there are smelly, rotten crabs you can roll in?  And areas where I can just run and run and run.  I have even learned to get more comfortable in the water, as long as I have a furry...

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Cisco | August 2016

Practicing my duration in down in the emergency room at Fernie Hospital (waiting for my “boy” – nothing serious by the way).  I did great despite all the distractions going on in there 🙂 I also met an amazing man.  He asked to take my photo and...

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Halo | August 2016

I am pleased to announce that I am expecting my third litter of puppies Sept 15, 2016. From May through August I was living in Palmetto, Florida at the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus–actually I was going home evenings and weekends with my tech Kevin and his dog...

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Cadence | August, 2016

Well, I am now officially an Island girl! I moved to Vancouver Island in July with my new raisers, Liz and Alan. They started to co-raise me in February, because I was so attached to raiser Tara that I got very anxious when she was out of sight. Liz is a teacher, and...

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Mace | July 2016

Mace is growing up so fast! He’s doing very well in his training and has become quite a big boy. In his free time he likes to hang out with his “extended family”, kitties Ann (Grey/White) and Andy (Black/White). Mace also LOVES to swim! Submitted By:...

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Vixen | July, 2016

We have been having a great summer, spending lots of time outdoors and going to some festivals and events out here in the Fraser Valley. I have discovered that I LOVE the water and have so much fun playing in the creek nearby, especially when it’s really hot! I...

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Elara | July, 2016

July was a super fun month for me! I got to go swimming for my very first time at Sylvan Lake! At first I thought my trainer was crazy for going into the scary waves and jumping into the cold water. However, when I saw another puppy named Guinness paddling through the...

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Cisco | July, 2016

I had my first birthday this month!  I’ve grown from an adorable pup-ster to a big, handsome boy! I spend my summers in interior BC–running with mountain bikes (it might be good training for working next to a wheel chair one day),  ignoring moose (and...

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Lilo | June 2016

Lilo had a wonderful month of visiting with donors, friends and family. She took several road trips and is proving to to be an adaptable, resilient pup. Submitted By: Puppy-Raiser Tara...

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Bronx | July, 2016

Well I have made it back to my home town, Calgary and have had a chance to reunite with my former puppy raisers and my advanced trainer. Since I arrived we have been working hard on tasks like pulling a wheelchair (which I actually love to do!) and picking up the...

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Sherman | July, 2016

Summer has been a lot of fun for me out here in Calgary. I’m now in advanced training and have been working hard on skills like picking up dropped items and opening doors with buttons. But its not all work and no play, there has still been plenty of time for hiking,...

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Dasher | July, 2016

Oh my how I love the month of July! Let me count the ways… no hockey, no ringette, no school, no baseball, no softball, fewer puppy classes and vacation at the lake! Seriously, other than the fact that my humans operate on lake time all summer (for example I have to...

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