BURKE is settling into the advanced training routine and is showing that he loves working and learning new skills like ‘button’, ‘light’, ‘switch’ and retrieving dropped objects. Burke is loving spending time with his “dorm” mates, particularly Gucci (pictured with Burke). During his field trips, he is showing himself to be an admirable ambassador for PADS by showing off his happy demeanor and relaxed personality, even though he does get pretty excited when he is the center of attention during de-stress events!
- Skills being learned: ‘Button’, ‘light’, ‘switch’, retrieve skills, maintaining and strengthening obedience skills.
- Recent field trips: PetSmart, Calgary Courthouse, off leash parks, PEPP session for Calgary EMS.
- Possible behavior challenges: Some cape sensitivity, olfactory and dog distraction, urinary incontinence.
- Potential career path: Service, AFD or PTSD
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Burke!
Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Miranda Turenne