All Pupdates

Vimy II I March 2019

VIMY II has been adjusting to his new life on Vancouver Island. He enjoys playing with his new roommates after a good training session and is loving going on walks around his new neighborhood and scoping out the environment. He is working hard on beginner service...

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Boon I March 2019

After careful consideration, BOON has been released from advanced training. This high energy goofball is lots of fun to play with and loves to run and sniff, especially with new dog friends. We wish him all the best as he transitions into life as a much loved family...

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Cello I March 2019

CELLO has spent some time this month working with Margaret to assess him for a potential future career. Cello is sweet and empathetic, which is a very important trait for a potential PTSD service dog. He is a great shoulder to snuggle when anyone is having a tough...

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Tako I March 2019

TAKO loves going on field trips and enjoys all the attention he gets from all the friends he makes along the way. He never tires of his obedience routines and always does it with enthusiasm and the occasion drool. He is a joy to be around and has great default check...

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Avery I March 2019

AVERY is very watchful for opportunities to connect with the most important humans in his life. He has lovely big brown eyes and knows how to use them! Avery continues to go on many field trips and is practicing his focus in high distraction areas, so he is not...

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Smith I March 2019

After careful consideration, SMITH has been released from advanced training. Although he enjoyed some aspects of advanced training, Smith has let us know that the pressure of a working life is not for him and that he would prefer to live a quieter life as a family...

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Crystal I March 2019

CRYSTAL has been working on behavior adjustment training and is getting stronger at self-regulating when surprised by strange dogs appearing or barking. She has been working on retrieving and steadying her hold when in exciting scenarios on campus and in public. She’s...

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Nessa I March 2019

NESSA is a sweetheart! She loves to snuggle and get scratches from her adoring fans. She continues to spend time at local schools. When she is not working, Nessa can be found cuddling with her advanced sitter George.Skills being learned: Maintaining basic obedience...

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Vesper I March 2019

VESPER is having a blast working on service skills. She is highly motivated by play and tug. Vesper is very energetic and has been using this energy trying out the skill “pull” where she will wear a special harness to help pull someone in a manual chair up an incline...

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Hector I March 2019

HECTOR has been getting to know his new roommates Vimy and Spartan and is enjoying the new play buddies! He has also been busy learning some new skills. He is particularly focusing on strengthening his retrieve. Skills being learned: Holding items steady in his mouth...

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Webber I March 2019

WEBBER is settling in with training in Calgary and is having a great time playing with his brother Burke and new friends. He has been spending lots of time perfecting his obedience skills and having fun with confidence building activities like obstacle courses and...

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Trevoy I March 2019

TREVOY celebrated his third birthday this month! He was not a huge fan of his birthday candle though. He has been working on keeping all his skills sharp while we wait for the right client match for him. We are hoping to find him a human soon!Skills being learned:...

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Saffron II I March 2019

SAFFRON II is a ball of fun, happiest when she is with her people or snuggling with children at a local school. She is highly motivated by toys and loves to carry one around in her mouth! Saffron continues to do well with her obedience on site and out on field trips....

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Zaria I March 2019

ZARIA is progressing nicely on her retrieving skills as she starts to learn to hold on to items for longer durations. She is learning how hard to grip various items without damaging them and is doing well. She loves working and has a little bounce in her step. Zaria...

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Zivy I March 2019

ZIVY loves coming to PADS University. She especially loves play time in the yard with her classmates Saffron and Tako. Early morning greetings to everyone is part of her routine. This past month she has been concentrating on embracing her new cape as we have now tried...

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Gucci I March 2019

GUCCI is the life of the Calgary Advanced Training party. She is the fastest dog at the park, and the fastest dog off her bed when it’s work time. She has started taking more of her skills on the road and has been working on skills like retrieve and “button” in more...

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Kylo I March 2019

KYLO is spending lots of time working with Margaret and we are hopeful that he will be ready for placement in the next team training. Kylo is a very sweet boy and loves to spend time with people and get lots of love and scratches.Skills being learned: Recent field...

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Vader I March 2019

VADER is spending some time with advanced training volunteer Val and is enjoying going on all kinds of field trips and adventures. Vader continues to work on PTSD Service skills and is being assessed for potential careers as either a PTSD or mobility service dog. We...

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Brumby I March 2019

BRUMBY is still enjoying spending most of his time getting real world public access practice with his advanced sitter Ken Arnold (Thanks Ken!) and is practicing his obedience skills in public around varying distractions. He is keeping his sound skills sharp by coming...

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Burke I March 2019

BURKE continues to be his silly goofy self. He has been working on important skills like not running over to greet new dogs that he sees, holding a sit when getting scratches, and learning how to interrupt signals for anxiety. We are eagerly awaiting his public access...

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Lady I March 2019

LADY has been working hard at playing tug with her handler and transferring those interactions to the tug cue and retrieve work. She has made big strides with retrieving a dumbbell and is working on her hold and duration carry. Great work Lady! Skills being learned:...

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Quokka I March 2019

QUOKKA has returned to the Lower Mainland to spend some time training with Margaret to assess him for a potential AFD placement. This cuddly boy is lots of fun to have around and loves nothing more then curling up for a good cuddle with everyone! Skills being learned:...

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Quixley I March 2019

QUIXLEY continues to enjoy his time with advanced sitter Don Larson on Vancouver Island and is doing well with all his skills and obedience. Quixley is taking a ferry ride back to the Mainland soon to do some more training with Ashley and to travel to Regina to...

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Tonka I March 2019

TONKA continues to work on his manners around other dogs and is now taking his skills on the road to get used to performing in higher distraction environments. His favorite skill to perform is closing cupboards, and doors with enough force to make a building...

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