This month Derby learned the command “stand” and is now able to do it without needing my physical assistance.  She has also been working hard on maintaining focus in distracting environments, such as when deer are around, or when shopping in the grocery stores.  We have also been working on her not being distracted by other dogs on walks.

Outside of training, Derby climbed to the top of a mountain, hiked to a waterfall and took her first motorized boating trip. She has become quite the swimmer in the last month and is happy to be in the water. 

She loves to stand at the front of the paddle board and jump off it, as well as off  the boat.

Derby also met a bunch of babies this month – she loves kids and is so gentle with them.

Submitted By: Chelsea Kovacs