We are very exited to announce that SASSAFRAS has passed her pre-placement testing! Sassafras was luckily able to complete her pre-placement public access testing prior to the COVID-19 shut down and has demonstrated her ability to complete all sound alerts onsite at PADS and at home with Ashley. Way to go Sassafras! We are excited to see Sassafras find a client match soon and are ready to wait patiently as COVID-19 restrictions may make it challenging or impossible for a Hearing Team Training to occur right now. In the meantime, Sassafras will continue to keep her skills sharp and eagerly awaits being able to start her working life sometime in the coming months. Her trainer Ashley 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 Sassafras’ success possible! Thank you, Team Sassafras!

  • Skills being learned: Maintaining all sound alerts learned with more time in between alerts, maintaining all basic obedience and house manners.
  • Recent field trips: Currently Not Applicable Due to COVID-19
  • Possible behavior challenges: N/A
  • Advanced training location: Burnaby
  • Potential career path: Hearing

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

Submitted by: Service & Hearing Dog Instructor Ashley Siddals