SERENE joined the Team Burnaby Advanced Training string this month and has settled into the kennel nicely. She is making friends with the other dogs in the kennel and has enjoyed rooming with Haiku. Serene is small but mighty! Her small size is not a reflection on her drive; this girl is full of energy and always wants to be doing something. She is working on building durations on her basic obedience cues, particularly stand. She is also practicing polite greetings and moving from a ‘down’ into a ‘stand’ without sitting in between. We are excited to spend more time getting to know this peppy and are looking forward to seeing where training takes her! Thank you to Team Serene for all the love and hard work you have put into raising her; you should be very proud of her!

  • Skills being learned: Adding duration to basic obedience cues, polite greetings, capping games to work on impulse control
  • Recent field trips: Lougheed Mall, Superstore, IKEA, Trout Lake, various other training field trips
  • Possible behavior challenges: Jumping and mouthing to greet, challenges holding duration cues, especially in higher distraction areas
  • Advanced training location: Burnaby
  • Potential career path: Assistance Dog

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

Submitted by: Team Burnaby – Ashley, Jessica, Emma & Margaret