TOMMY spent the last week of summer at the “A Taste of the PNE” celebration. He worked on maintaining his assistance dog manners in a very high distraction environment. At an appropriate social distance, he worked around the farm animals, food vendors, parade entertainers, and an endless stream of cars full of visitors. Tommy even got to join the Super Dogs on stage during NHL Mats, representing the Winnipeg Jets. It was the ultimate test for his ‘bed’ cue, as well as staying engaged while loose with other dogs. Tommy is hoping there is a public access test in his future and continues to train towards that goal.

  • Skills being learned: Basic obedience and public access manners in high distraction environments.
  • Recent field trips: ‘A Taste of the PNE’, various training field trips.
  • Possible behavior challenges: Prey drive, impulse control around thrown balls
  • Advanced training location: Lower Mainland – Satellite
  • Potential career path: Assistance Dog

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

Submitted by: Advanced Trainer Dana Gallagher