We are very exited to announce that HAMMOND has passed his pre-placement testing! Way to go Hammond! This means that he can now start going out on meet-and-greets with prospective clients and find his forever person. His sweet and steady personality is sure to charm everyone he meets! While he waits for the perfect match, Hammond will continue his adventures in advanced training and will work on sharpening his skills, so he is ready to jump right into team training when the time comes. We hope to find a match for Hammond very soon, and we are so excited to see him start his career as a rockstar service dog! His 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 Hammond’s success possible! Congratulations Team Hammond!

  • Skills being learned: Chin targeting to the ground around food, retrieving, ‘step’, wheelchair skills, ‘foot’, ‘switch’, ‘behind’.
  • Recent field trips: Downtown Calgary, Marlborough Mall, Macleod Trail Animal Hospital
  • Possible behavior challenges: Cautious on different surfaces and with body movement, very energy efficient, some discomfort while riding a bus.
  • Advanced training location: Calgary
  • Potential career path: Service

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

Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Miranda Turenne