GATSBY has been working very hard at ignoring the handler’s body signals and paying attention to just the verbal cues instead. This will help him understand humans better, especially if he is potentially placed with someone who either has no arm movement or someone who has muscle spasms on a regular basis. Gatsby recently enjoyed a trip to Moorecroft Regional Park where he participated in a recall race with his roommates and would have won if only he had not jumped the gun so many times. 

  • Skills being learned: Turning lights off, walking directly behind the wheelchair
  • Recent field trips: Moorecroft Regional Park – no public outings as per COVID-19 protocol.
  • Possible behavior challenges: N/A
  • Advanced training location: Vancouver Island
  • Potential career path: Assistance Dog

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

Submitted by: Advanced Instructor Rob Mackay