Spring has sprung on the Calgary side of the Rockies, and the whole advanced dog crew is very pleased to be taking advantage of the warmer weather and enjoying outings to our local parks and pathways. In this new season, Derby is focusing on learning new skills like ‘tug’, carrying objects and closing doors. She is proving how much she loves to learn and is enthusiastically picking up her skills!

  • Skills being learned: Retrieving, tug, carrying objects, wheelchair skills
  • Recent field trips: Off-leash parks, Sunridge Mall, Petland
  • Possible behavior challenges: She can be concerned about fast-moving people closing space on her and isn’t completely comfortable with body handling
  • Advanced training location: Calgary

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

Submitted by: Miranda, Apprentice Service Dog Instructor