All Pupdates

Maize | November 2019

Our big adventure this month was to the Remembrance Day service in Okotoks. I was a good boy; there was lots to see with the colourful flags and all the members of the military that were there. We have had our usual adventures to Walmart and Southcentre Mall. We are...

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Spark | November 2019

November has been another fun-filled month for my raiser and I. We still go to puppy class every week and there are always new things to learn. I get a little bored with the “folded downs”, but will do them if I have to. But I’m a pro at getting onto...

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Muse | November 2019

“Go In” is the cue we use for us PADS dogs to go under tables, benches or general spaces where we need to be a little smaller. This month was full of a lot of practice. I am super proud of my achievements! If you follow my Instagram (padsmuse) you can see my skills in...

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Trixie II | November 2019

What an exciting month! I traveled from my Dogs with Wings family in Edmonton to join my PADS family in Calgary and then I met my puppy raisers in Vancouver! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, I also met my wonderful sponsors who chose my name (which I love, by...

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Swell | November 2019

Swell is such a gentle giant and such a sweet dog. He has been very concerned about me since I fell and am now in a walking cast and wrist splint. He seems to know and takes extra small steps with me and walks really nicely. We are working on heels, sides, and proper...

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Fischer | November 2019

Fischer loves to play with his brother Zipp and interact with other dogs. He is strong-willed and pushes the limits to the max. If he doesn’t get his way, he sulks. We’re working on dog distraction; a halti is necessary to keep him under control around...

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Sandy III | November 2019

My regular people were away for the month so I got to stay with Trish and Berk. It was so much fun; a lovely bed in front of the fireplace and lots of new toys to play with. They took me so many different places: Hospice House, the college, on the bus, and to a physio...

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Norris | November 2019

Norris is a very easygoing dog. He is happiest curled up on his various sleeping spots with a Nylabone. Norris has started going for off-leash walks and to off-leash dog parks. He enjoys a short play but is mostly interested in the people. He never wants to stay very...

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Vincent | November 2019

Vincent has had a number of trips to the mall and craft fairs to practice dog distraction and being around busy crowds this month. He’s been to the gym a few times, as well as accompanied us an eye doctor appointment. He is smart and eager and loves to...

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Aries | November 2019

I sure love my hiking adventures in the snowy mountains, but sometimes you just can’t beat a nice cozy sauna back home. My relationship with the Maddie-cat is steadily improving, but she still scares me as she’s the boss . I really wish she would play a...

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Mara I December 2019

MARA is hard at work on retrieve foundations, working on getting a calm steady hold when she is both still and when she is walking while carrying simple items. She is practicing all her other skills so far with Ashley and with new handlers and is maintaining her...

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Rainbow I December 2019

RAINBOW has been enjoying her first full month of training! For her first month, Rainbow has been working with Ashley, Jessica and Margaret on various exercises to brush up her loose leash walking and other basic skills. Rainbow has also been acting as Susie’s ‘demo’...

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Iroko I December 2019

IROKO had a wonderful holiday season with the PADS Calgary staff, volunteers and other dogs-in-training. Iroko enjoyed a little bit of rest and the right amount of work so that he will be ready for his future client.  He continues to work on basic service skills and...

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Skaha II I December 2019

SKAHA II continues to grow in sounds work and has now been introduced to all the sounds she needs to know to qualify as a hearing dog. She is now working on practicing really listening to the sounds and differentiating between them. She is also working on proofing her...

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Mudge I December 2019

MUDGE has been focusing her training time over the last month on perfecting her default behaviors around extra delicious food on the ground. It has been especially challenging when she has been working in the food court during the busy holiday season. Mudge went on an...

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Sunny II I December 2019

SUNNY II enjoyed the holiday season, especially loving all the new people he got to meet! Sunny continues to spend most of his time with his advanced sitters, practicing real-world public access manners on various errands like trips to the grocery store and the local...

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Dax I December 2019

DAX has been recovering from his recent illness this month and is doing well! He is able to go for longer walks again and is looking forward to being cleared to run, which should happen soon. He has even been able to join his training buddies on a few field trips! Dax...

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Vesper I December 2019

VESPER did some assessments in December with Ashley and Margaret. She did best when with an ambulatory handler, so we will be focusing mostly on skills with an ambulatory handler. She continues to refine her skills further in hopes of being ready for her next steps...

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Jericho I December 2019

JERICHO brings his desire to please and infectious wiggle into everything he does! We are working on sharpening all basic behaviors like loose leash walking and default ‘sit’ and ‘leave it’ and Jericho continues to impress everyone with his willingness and...

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Hero I December 2019

HERO went for an extended field trip to Langley Christian Middle School this month. He got to visit with many of the students and teachers and were great at making new friends with all the new humans. Hero especially enjoyed quiet visits with some of the younger...

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Zaria I December 2019

ZARIA has been working on holding items without shifting them around in her mouth when retrieving certain objects as well as clarity between ‘light’ and ‘switch’. She is also working on keeping up all her skills with Ashley and other handlers. Ashley and her volunteer...

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Cirque I December 2019

CIRQUE continues to enjoy spending time out and about with her sitter, attending various PADS events, including de-stress events. Cirque does well at these events, as she is a social butterfly and loves to meet new people and receive lots of attention. Cirque also...

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Vimy II I December 2019

We are very exited to announce that VIMY II has passed his pre-placement testing! Way to go Vimy!  Vimy’s laid back approach to life makes him a great bracing dog, a career that requires him to maintain a slower pace to support someone with difficulty balancing in...

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Cadence I December 2019

CADENCE enjoyed the holiday season, especially loving all the friends that she got to visit and all the new friends she got to make! Cadence spent time this month working with Margaret on various service skills and has been working on retrieving basic objects and is...

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