After careful consideration, CHESS has been released from advanced training. Chess has had a few instances in the past where she would escalate play to an inappropriate level and unfortunately that behavior continued into advanced training and did not diminish. With the behavior not resolving, Chess could no longer qualify as a candidate for work as an assistance dog. Her trainer Ashley will miss working with Chess on her skills as they both had a lot of fun together! The PADS advanced training staff are very grateful to the amazing community of volunteers and the PADS puppy program staff whose love and hard work helped shape Chess into the sweet, lovable dog she is today! Chess is going to be an amazing addition to a lucky family, and we wish Chess and her forever family all the best as she transitions into life as a family pet.

  • Advanced training location: Burnaby
  • Career path: Pet Placement

Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Chess!

Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals