We are very excited to announce that Turtle Dove has passed his pre-placement testing! Way to go Turtle! We look forward to seeing Turtle begin his forever job as an amazing PTSD Service Dog! His trainer Miranda 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 Turtle’s success possible! Finally, a big thank you to the donors that have generously financially supported PADS making this placement possible. Thank you, Team Turtle! 

  • Skills being learned: Middle, body targeting, alerts to anxiety, deep pressure 
  • Recent field trips: SANARE Centre, Starbucks, Canadian Tire
  • Possible behavior challenges: Vocal/fidgety when the handler is idle
  • Advanced training location: Calgary

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

Submitted by: Miranda, Advanced Trainer & Assessment Coordinator