All Pupdates

Yahtzee | January 2019

Pupdate: Happy New Year! Yahtzee is practicing his durations in preparation for his assessment. He went on a plane to Vancouver this month and did great with the change in his regular routines. He also got a mentee this month! Pads Zen has come to join our pack and...

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Breaker | January 2019

January was a big month for Breaker given that it was his 1st birthday. He was very excited about the birthday party he went to at the PNE and for the opportunity to meet up with his brothers and sisters. He loved being the center of attention as the birthday boy had...

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Kylo I January 2019

KYLO is thrilled with his latest skill. He has learned to differentiate the cues for “my bed” and “his bed”. With a specific cue he will quietly sleep there at night. That’s the easy part. The hard part was learning not to come up unless invited! This is a skill...

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Nessa I January 2019

NESSA has been demonstrating her lovely obedience and cuddly personality this month by helping with assessment on campus. She is sweet and friendly when meeting other dogs. Nessa and George continue to visit various local schools and she is always the most popular...

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Fendi I January 2019

With the input of FENDI and the entire PADS family, we have decided to support Fendi in her choice to become an amazing family pet rather than pursue a service career. She will get to continue to be loved by her wonderful puppy raising family and is excited to do lots...

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Mudge I January 2019

MUDGE is eager to work! She is enthusiastic and loves working on her service skills. She has been continuing her retrieve work, especially focusing on keeping objects in her mouth for longer periods of time. Mudge is also working on transferring her obedience and...

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Mocha I January 2019

MOCHA has been getting to know her new roommates Boon and Hector over the past few weeks. She gets along well with them but from time to time one of them thinks it would be appropriate to mount. She is very patient though as we work on teaching the other dogs to keep...

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Crystal I January 2019

CRYSTAL loves to work. She is always full of energy and especially loves to “push”, “button” and anything she can target with her paws. This month, Crystal has been practicing transferring her public access obedience to novel handlers, as well as sharpening her...

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Maya II I January 2019

MAYA II is super sweet and keen. She always loves a good cuddle. We can always count on her to be on her best behavior around food in restaurants and food courts. She is a dog that doesn’t like to make mistakes and is a careful thinker. When she is not training,...

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Latte I January 2019

LATTE just competed her first two weeks of team training with her new client! We wish her all the best in her new job and look forward to hearing updates on how she is doing. Way to go Team Latte!  Skills being learned: Transitioning all her skills to her new client....

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Coffee I January 2019

COFFEE has completed his first two weeks of team training. Coffee and his client have spent the last few weeks bonding and they are working very well together! They will spend the next month settling into their new routine together. We wish them the best of luck...

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Vader I January 2019

VADER has been spending lots of time with his advanced sitter, Antje, and is enjoying practicing his service skills in a home environment. He loves to work and will even wake up from a nap to retrieve something for his handler! Skills being learned: Retrieve at home...

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Cirque I January 2019

CIRQUE is learning anxiety interruption cues for a potential career as a PTSD Service dog and especially loves to rest her chin on her handler’s lap. She is a happy worker and enjoys going out on field trips. When she is not working, she loves to chase Crystal around...

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Brite I January 2019

BRITE is a quick learner and is enjoying learning all the fun skills that go with being a service dog. She is a tugging rock star and loves playing whenever possible. She is having fun with her friends both at school and at Miranda’s house. She takes her runs at the...

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Hector I January 2019

HECTOR has been settling in to the new home environment and has been having a lot of fun playing with his new roommates Mocha, Quokka and Boon. We’ve been going for lots walks and hikes, both on and off leash. He is always excited to train. Skills being learned:...

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Brumby I January 2019

BRUMBY has been spending most of his time this month out with his advanced sitters to practice his skills in a home environment. This sweet boy is enjoying all the extra attention and is going on lots of field trips. When he is not taking it easy, he is practicing all...

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Quixley I January 2019

QUIXLEY is learning some anxiety interruption behavior and is loving this new way to interact with his people. He loves spending time with Ashley and enjoys his new cues “nudge” and “come visit”. This month he has been working on transferring his public access...

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Bowyer I January 2019

BOWYER is being assessed for a career as a PTSD Service dog and has been spending more time in a home environment this month. He is loving the extra attention. Recently he has been going to work with one of our advanced sitters and has been practicing his great office...

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Webber I January 2019

WEBBER has been continuing with Physio helper Val in strengthening his back and legs. He can often be found enjoying time with Val and 4-5 other dogs on many adventures.   Skills being learned: Maintaining basic obedience and public access manners. Recent field trips:...

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Avery I January 2019

AVERY has been working on doing his service skills with all kinds of distractions this month. He is working around all kinds of animals, everything from horses to birds and squirrels. We have been very focused on getting his various retrieve sequences perfected. He is...

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Summer II I January 2019

SUMMER II has completed her first two weeks of team training. Summer and her client have spent the last few weeks bonding and they are working very well together! They will spend the next month settling into their new routine together. We wish them the best of luck...

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Gucci I January 2019

Sweet GUCCI is back at advanced dog school spending some time at human school. While she did great and acted like a perfect lady with the tiny people, Gucci’s heart just wasn’t in it. We are going to continue to pursue a Service or PTSD career where she gets to focus...

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Tako I January 2019

TAKO really shines with his speed in response to cues and he has nice precise “heels” and “sides”. He is eager for the most part but needs to be more persistence with the more complicated cues. He is patient and looks forward to his daily training sessions and field...

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Tonka I January 2019

TONKA’S sweetness melts hearts! He is gentle and fun loving in equal measure. He has been working hard at learning all the service dog skills for his potential future career. Right now, his favorite things to do are playing tug and learning skills on the perch pot....

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