We are very exited to announce that HERO has passed his pre-placement testing and has been matched with a client! Way to go Hero!  Hero’s sweet, sensitive personality and ability to spot the people who need him most will make him a rockstar Accredited Facility Dog (AFD)! He has spent the month of February polishing his skills and going on lots of field trips to prepare him for his new career. Hero will be starting team training in the next month or two and we are excited to see Hero begin his job of changing lives! His trainer Dana 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 Hero’s success possible! So many people have been involved in supporting Hero throughout his training through Puppy Raising and in Advanced Training and we are so grateful for all the support everyone has given to Hero and to PADS. Congratulations Team Hero!

  • Skills being learned: Maintaining basic obedience and public access manners.
  • Recent field trips: Various field trips to schools and other events to prepare Hero for team training.
  • Possible behavior challenges: Noise sensitivity.
  • Advanced training location: Lower Mainland – Satellite
  • Potential career path: AFD

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

Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Dana Gallagher