All Pupdates

Rocket | April 2019

This has been a month of change for Rocket. She left the home of her puppy starters to join our family. Thank you to Robin Bruder and Ty Brooks for the wonderful start you gave Rocket. She has fit in beautifully with our family. In the last month she participated in...

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Gucci I May 2019

We’re getting into the swing of summer with the recent good weather and have been taking advantage of the warm days by spending as much time as possible taking our obedience on the road and working in local parks. GUCCI is loving that after holding her 5-minute sit or...

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Hector I May 2019

HECTOR continues to practice working next to the power chair and seems to be quite comfortable around the big machine. He continues to strengthen his retrieve and has started working on opening and closing doors. When he is not working, he loves to have a good romp in...

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Cello I May 2019

CELLO continues to work with various volunteers at as many de-stress events as he can! He is a great addition to any event and is always very popular, both because he is so handsome and because he gives the best cuddles!Skills being learned: Maintaining basic...

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Vader I May 2019

VADER continues to work with advanced training volunteer Val on various PTSD skills and is doing very well with various anxiety interruption behaviors. We look forward to finding a match for Vader soon. Vader will be best suited for a one-on-one relationship where he...

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Cirque I May 2019

CIRQUE is having a great time getting to practice her skills with different handlers. She spends some time with Ashley onsite at PADS and has been enjoying lots of time offsite with various advanced sitters. She is excitedly awaiting her client match!Skills being...

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Tonka I May 2019

We’re getting into the swing of summer with the recent good weather and have been taking advantage of the warm days by spending as much time as possible taking our obedience on the road and working in local parks. TONKA is loving that after holding his 5-minute sit or...

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Brumby I May 2019

BRUMBY continues to excel at his hearing skills and is keeping all his alerts in tiptop condition in preparation for any potential client match. Brumby and Ashley are now working on some extra alerts that may be helpful for a client, including alerting to the sound of...

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Nessa I May 2019

NESSA continues to be a rockstar at de-stress events and on fieldtrips to various local schools. Her quiet and gentle personality helps even the shyest person feel comfortable around her. When she is not practicing for her potential career as an AFD, Nessa enjoys lots...

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Tako I May 2019

TAKO has spent this month going on lots of field trips with Lisa and Margaret, particularly to various local schools. He continues to work on sharpening all his duration obedience and waiting patiently at thresholds. We are excited to announce that Tako has passed his...

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Brite I May 2019

We’re getting into the swing of summer with the recent good weather and have been taking advantage of the warm days by spending as much time as possible taking our obedience on the road and working in local parks. BRITE is loving that after holding her 5-minute sit or...

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Vesper I May 2019

VESPER has been hard at work on her service skills, obedience and learning to settle in cars, public and in the home.  She has been going home weekends with her trainer Ashley so that she can have lots of practice. Vesper has been very keen on skill work and is...

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Zivy I May 2019

ZIVY has been making lots of progress this month! Each week, her focus improves, and she gets more engaged in her training. The focus of her training now is to improve her latency to the ‘go in’ cue and getting her to be more compact when in a ‘go in.’ When she is not...

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Kylo I May 2019

PADS got the opportunity to be featured on Bell Outside the Box with the Vancouver Whitecaps and KYLO was one of the stars of the show! Kylo was very professional and focused on set and worked very well with the Whitecaps player who helped the trainers show off some...

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Sunny II I May 2019

SUNNY II joined advanced training at the beginning of the month and is enjoying exploring his career options with his advanced trainer, Ashley. After trying out various service skills for the past month, Sunny has let us know that he is not too keen on tug or retrieve...

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Trevoy I May 2019

TREVOY has spent the month getting ready for his team training at the beginning of June. He’s been working on skills like turns when pulling a wheelchair and putting ice cubes into a dog water dish. He loves learning new skills, so this part has been a walk in the...

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Spartan I May 2019

After careful consideration, SPARTAN has been released from advanced training. Spartan has a lot of great qualities that will make him a fantastic addition to a lucky family. We wish Spartan all the best as he transitions into life as a family pet. Potential career...

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Hero I May 2019

HERO spent his second month in Advanced Training on an extensive road trip through BC and Alberta. He traveled well and loved exploring new places. He is always happy to pose for a photo and greet new friends. He will happily wrestle with any playful dogs and readily...

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Burke I May 2019

We’re getting into the swing of summer with the recent good weather and have been taking advantage of the warm days by spending as much time as possible taking our obedience on the road and working in local parks. BURKE is loving that after holding his 5-minute sit or...

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Mudge I May 2019

MUDGE spent a couple weeks in May on a road trip with her trainer. She traveled well and was ready to work in every new location. She had a great visit with the PADS Okanagan group and was able to demo some of her skills for their puppies in training. Mudge is...

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Zaria I May 2019

ZARIA’S enthusiasm for service work continues! She is full of energy and loves her training session with Lisa, especially when food and praise are involved. She gets so jazzed to go on field-trips that she will often race other dogs to put her head in their capes....

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Truffle I May 2019

TRUFFLE is having lots of fun in “university”! Her playful nature is an asset when learning new skills, especially for targeting lights and buttons and practicing tug. Truffle has been going on lots of field trips this month and takes on all new challenges with a pep...

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Crystal I May 2019

CRYSTAL has been hard at work with her skills. She has found her zen pace in life and we’ve decided to try her with bracing and step work.  Her slow and steady walking pace and her ease at picking up the new skill of “step” make her a natural! She is exploring this...

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Maya II I May 2019

MAYA II has been working on strengthening her core this month. ‘Up’ durations, ‘buttons’ and making sure her two front paws remain on counters when retrieving off tabletops or doing transactions have all been helping Ms. Maya build more strength in her core. She is...

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