Sun on my face, wind in my ears… who doesn’t love travelling on BC Ferries?  One last BGN (better go now), raisers purchased tickets, up the stairs, along the hooman walking path, across the foot bridge, and into the ferry! Yes, I said into the ferry!

As the departure announcement says, all service dogs are welcome inside and on the upper decks of the ferry (not confined in the dog area within the car decks). For my training, this means good manners in public and most of all, practicing both duration sit/downs and staying tucked out of the way! For my raisers, this means answering lots of questions about PADS and service dogs, and often overhearing parents explain to children why they can’t come over to pet me.

Before I know it, we are waiting in a big crowd of people to get off the ferry, pick up my crate from the luggage area, get outside for a BGN (over a grate – big win, read my May pupdate!) and have a long weekend of fun swimming and enjoying the island lifestyle.

When you loving staying engaged and working like I do, you hardly realize that you are really a service-dog in training!

Submitted By: Heather and Derek Schofield