I’ve been busy in April making people smile and helping them de-stress at lots of puppy de-stress events, including Columbia College and Vancouver Career College.

I was also a crowd pleaser puppy host at a PADS fundraiser event, BC Distilled.

I have been on a lot of sleepovers this month and spending time with different sitters, raisers, and older PADS dogs who are further along in their training has been a great learning opportunity.

When I’m not in vest, I love playing with my PADS puppy friends at off leash parks and trails. I’m a regular at Mundy Park off leash on the weekends and has been doing very well with my recall.  I am still working on being a good student in puppy class and not getting overly excited or distracted when I see other dogs and people.  I’ve been working the commands DOWN, ROLL and CHIN, in addition to improving my loose leash walking.  I’m learning the difference between play time and training time.  I continue to have an excellent off switch when I accompany one of my co-raisers to work (I’m the only one in the office who gets to nap on the job!) and I make an excellent shopping buddy and coffee date!

Submitted By: Karen Mok & Angela Smith