It’s September, and I am back at my raiser’s work for the beginning of the school year! It was great to be back at work and able to welcome the students and staff. With the continuing pandemic, some people are very anxious. This is where I shine as I was able to bring a calming presence, just by sitting or being in a down next to my raiser as she dealt with different issues. One day one of our staff was very upset, and I was able to provide comfort to her by leaning against her to help comfort her. I also spent two weeks with sitters this month to help me adapt to working with other handlers.

This month I have been working on greeting people and dog distraction when we are loose leash walking.

Submitted by: Vivianne, Andrew & Julia Carroll