We are very excited to announce that Derby has been matched with a client! Way to go, Derby Dog! Derby and her client will start team training in October. While she waits excitedly for her first day on the job, Derby has been spending time with her puppy raiser Chelsea. Where she has been doing real-life training on tricky things like turning off lights and retrieving items out of the dryer. Chelsea reports that Derby is doing great and loving her off time, taking lots of hikes with her buddy PADS Piper. Derby’s trainer Miranda and 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 made Derby’s success possible! Congratulations, Team Derby!

  • Skills being learned: Pulling of clothing, open the door, button, chin rest to feet
  • Recent field trips: Chasin Tails, Grocery stores, Calgary Zoo, Olympic Plaza
  • Possible behavior challenges: N/A
  • Advanced training location: Calgary
  • Career path: Service Dog

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

Submitted by: Miranda, Apprentice Instructor