All Pupdates

Chinook IV | July 2020

Summer is the best!  I get to spend time playing outside with PADS Iroko, and we like to lay down together to watch our raisers work in their garden.  I love visiting new places, especially if I get to wear my vest. I went on my first road trip and met a special kind...

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Shale | July 2020

During COVID restrictions, I haven’t been able to see many friends, so I have been working really hard on loose leash walking, and I’m getting really good at it! In July, though, I was able to have a few friends over in my backyard.  These photos are with...

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Colt | July 2020

I’ve slowly integrated going back to work outside our home.  Not too much, but very short outings. I went to Walmart to help mom out with some shopping. I took a mini weekend getaway with my parents to go camping and hiking in Kananaskis, Alberta!  It was so fun...

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Brew | July 2020

Hello! I’m nine months old and I am excited to tell you about my adventure. This month I went camping in the mountains 3 times! While hiking, I found it really difficult to not sniff everything but I soon learned that we if we wanted to go forward I had to...

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Russet | July 2020

This month, Russet put on his cape to come along with me to CrossIron Mills for clothes shopping, to the hairdresser for my post-quarantine haircut, and to the hospital for bloodwork. This was in addition to coming to work with me at the vet clinic. It wasn’t all...

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Aries | July 2020

I have been able to get out camping a couple times, and I officially know how to swim while breathing through my nose, instead of my mouth!! July has been a hot one, but I do love the heat.  I’m able to keep my feet cool in my little pool at home even while...

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Zion II | July 2020

Zion is rocking her loose leash walking and her English language skills are improving (“bed”, “touch”, “chin”, “trade”, “yes”, “perch”, and many others). She’s been busy entertaining her humans during COVID and helping them to stay home and get outside to increase...

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Vista | July 2020

We decided this month that since my name is Vista we should explore some local vistas.  Climbing mountains and trekking is this month’s theme!  From the Okanagan to the Kananaskis, my paws have been there!  I even got my paws wet and swam my first few strokes in Lake...

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Callie II | July 2020

Callie has had a pretty relaxing month in July.  We have only had a couple of trips out in public to help ease her back into working with the least amount of stress possible. We continue to work on her loose leash walking, as she still is very enthusiastic when going...

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Clyde | July 2020

I turned 8 months old on July 1!  I’m growing up so fast! This month I made some small trips with my raiser.  We went on a tour of a house in a small town, visited a few stores, worked from home, and also went to work with my raiser at a store. My human got a...

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Congratulations Team Summer II!

We are excited to announce that SUMMER II and her new partner successfully completed their Team Training as an Accredited Facility Dog Team! Summer will be working with a middle school principle in the Lower Mainland, helping to support students of various ages. The...

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Sassafras I June 2020

We are very excited to announce that SASSAFRAS has been matched with a client and started team training at the end of June. Due to COVID-19, Team Training formatting has changed. This means as much as possible will be done with video conferencing and then when it is...

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Mara I June 2020

MARA is working away on all her skills and refining her retrieve. Now that COVID-19 restrictions have started to gradually ease up, she is going out on short field trips with Ashley to practice all her skills in new environments. Some of these places can be very busy...

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Dodger II I June 2020

DODGER II has been having a lovely time with his advanced sitter on the island, Don. They have been working hard on obedience, engage/disengage and loose leash walking with a new handler. Don says that they are really starting to click and work as a team and Dodger is...

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Woodstock I June 2020

WOODSTOCK recently joined advanced training and has been settling in nicely. He has been working on his loose leash walking and obedience with a new handler as well as working on how to move his feet with skill such as ‘perch’ or walking over cavalettis. Woodstock is...

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Zaria I June 2020

ZARIA had a slower month in June. Due to some minor sensitivity in her back and hind end, Zaria spent the first part of June on rest, which meant low key walks only (translation: on leash walking) and lots of stretching. After a few weeks of rest and stretching, Zaria...

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Tommy I June 2020

TOMMY has spent June continuing to work on his impulse control, particularly his excitement around balls. He was able to join his puppy raisers for a school graduation ceremony and was a wonderful surprise for the students. We are working on tightening up skills...

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Winnie I June 2020

WINNIE spent some of June training time working on site with Ashley and the rest out with a new advanced dog sitter to test out new environments. She has been having a blast with her new sitter and they have become fast friends. Winnie continues to work on her...

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Cadence I June 2020

CADENCE continues to make progress as she works on learning and perfecting all skills needed for a potential career as a Bracing Service Dog. Right now, Cadence is working on a behaviour where she provides forward momentum to help a client stand from a seated position...

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Iroko I June 2020

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have started to gradually ease, IROKO has been taking his skills on the road and we hope to run some pre-placement testing for him in the very near future. In the meantime, there are always skills to continue to fine tune and new cool...

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Sunny II I June 2020

SUNNY II has been spending more time this month onsite at PADS, working with Ashley and Margaret to make sure he is maintaining all his good behaviors so he will be ready for when a good client match is found for him. Sunny is working on maintaining his...

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Daegan I June 2020

DAEGAN’S skills have been improving and he is doing well with building his confidence, so he is comfortable performing more complicated behaviors. Lately he has also enjoyed running through the trails and keeping up with Rob’s bike now that we have better weather....

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Rainbow I June 2020

RAINBOW continues to improve on all her skills and now also has a bonus way to say hello called ‘pound it’ where she will bump your fist with her nose to say hello. We are excited to get going on field trips to generalize polishing her obedience to as many scenarios...

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Valour I June 2020

VALOUR’S skills and retrieve are looking great and now that COVID-19 restrictions have started to gradually ease up, she has started to work on them in public spaces again. So far, she has been confidently transferring her skills such as retrieve and ‘button’ to being...

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