All Pupdates

Colt | April 2021

This month has been great! I had lots of outdoor time and when I was not exploring, I would sometimes use my best friend to nap on. I discovered these things called “balloons”, and I am not sure how I feel about them…invading my space. I am still...

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Moriah | April 2021

My mom tells me that April showers bring May flowers, but in Calgary, we have had a lot of snow this month. Good thing I love snow, puddles and getting wet! I have been spending more time on longer walks and going to the off-leash areas for some down time after being...

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Meeka I April 2021

Spring has finally sprung out here in Calgary – which means that a beautiful day is often followed by snow. We are doing our best to take advantage of the good days and get out to the park to stretch our legs and our recall skills and on the days where there is more...

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Cobbler I April 2021

COBBLER is getting challenged this month on retrieving hard to reach items, such as keys under a car. This is a very important skill and has helped so many of our clients. We are now combining various cues with our retrieve and asking him to hold things a lot longer...

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Linen I April 2021

Spring has finally sprung out here in Calgary – which means that a beautiful day is often followed by snow. We are doing our best to take advantage of the good days and get out to the park to stretch our legs and our recall skills and on the days where there is more...

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Biscuit I April 2021

BISCUIT is a real charmer and has been spending lots of time going from place to place and practicing his obedience. He loves to play with his roommates even if they do not always seem as keen. Biscuit has a way of getting them to play with him. Skills being learned:...

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Shale I April 2021

Spring has finally sprung out here in Calgary – which means that a beautiful day is often followed by snow. We are doing our best to take advantage of the good days and get out to the park to stretch our legs and our recall skills and on the days where there is more...

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Paxton I April 2021

We are very exited to announce that PAXTON has passed his pre-placement testing and has been matched with a client! Way to go Paxton! Paxton and his client will start team training in May. This sweet guy will make a fabulous partner for his new person partner! His...

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Sadie II I April 2021

SADIE II has been coming along nicely with all of her training and is eager to please. For part of the month, she switched sitters to try out a different home environment and is doing well there! Her sitters are loving having her around and call her “adorable and just...

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Sprout I April 2021

SPROUT joined the Burnaby Advanced Training crew this month and has been working with Instructor’s Assistant Jessica for much of this month. He is already showing some nice growth in his obedience and public access manner. He is showing himself to be very attentive...

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Aries I April 2021

We are very exited to announce that ARIES has passed his pre-placement testing and has been matched with a client! Way to go Aries! Due to privacy policies, we are unable to give any further details on the team at the moment. Aries and his client will start team...

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Queenie I April 2021

QUEENIE has enjoyed spending time with her advanced sitter over this past month. She is maintaining her obedience and foundations while she is waiting to be matched. Queenie is hopeful to find her job soon! Skills being learned: Maintaining all learned skills in a...

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Gelato I April 2021

After careful consideration, GELATO has been released from advanced training. Gelato’s quirky traits are incredibly charming and make her a much-loved girl around PADS campus. Over the last few months, Gelato has shown us that she would be happier pursuing a life out...

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Woodstock I April 2021

WOODSTOCK has recorded and submitted his pre-placement testing and has his paws crossed that he will find out that he passed it soon! In the meantime, he is practicing various skills that may be useful for whoever his person may be once he is ready to be matched. We...

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Chantilly I April 2021

CHANTILLY is being her wonderful self and charming children wherever she goes. She gets so many comments on her large expressive eyes. This month we have finally achieved her required 20-min down, 5-min sit and 3-minute stand. She, her trainer, and volunteers have...

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Velvet II I April 2021

VELVET II is really getting into the swing of things. She has been busy growing the foundation skills necessary to becoming a Service Dog and was very happy to find out that the game of tug features prominently in advanced training. She is also loving the trips to the...

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Drift I April 2021

Another busy month for DRIFT, his favorite kind of month! His favorite thing is to “go wild” off leash – he loves to run fast and play (appropriately) at the off-leash park! We make extra effort to give him those opportunities so he can get plenty of opportunity to...

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Tweed I April 2021

TWEED is picking up on things quickly. He loves to do his skills especially if it means he will get a treat for it. Now he is spending time getting used to the power chair and the way it moves so he can predict it and move alongside it. Skills being learned: Retrieve,...

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Dennis I April 2021

DENNIS entered advanced training this month and has joined Acorn on Vancouver Island. The boys are working with an experienced advanced training volunteer, polishing all their basics and practicing working in a new environment with novel handlers. Dennis particularly...

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Darlene I April 2021

DARLENE is picking up on things quickly. She is a go getter and loves to do her skills especially if it means she will get a treat for it. Now she is spending time getting used to the power chair and the way it moves so she can predict it and move alongside it. Skills...

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Denim I April 2021

DENIM is learning to pull a manual chair. His physique and high activity level make him an ideal dog for this type of work. Thus far, he is enjoying the practice, hopefully he will continue to progress. We have only just begun on this, so it is still in its early...

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Cannoli I April 2021

CANNOLI has definitely found her rhythm at trainer Lisa’s place and she has figured out what Lisa’s pet dog tiny terrier Laila demands in her space – a restful and peaceful house. None of that shenanigan stuff. She had an activated energy level at the beginning...

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Zen I April 2021

ZEN spent this month working with an experience advanced sitter offsite. He also accompanied Margaret on some PADS client follow ups. Zen particularly thrived when visiting local schools; he loves the kids, and they love him! In the next month or so, Zen will be...

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Acorn I April 2021

ACORN joined the Burnaby Advanced Training crew this month and is such a loveable and charming fellow! He travelled to Vancouver Island with training buddy Dennis in mid-May to work with an experienced advanced training volunteer. Together with Dennis, Acorn will be...

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