VADER is spending time training with Margaret and advanced training volunteers to continue practicing his service skills with various handlers. He is also learning some PTSD skills and is being assessed for a future career as a mobility service or PTSD service dog. Vader continues to be a sweet and attentive worker. He particularly thrives when he has a strong relationship with his handler.
- Skills being learned: Maintaining service skills and obedience, introducing anxiety interruption behavior.
- Recent field trips: Lougheed Mall, Ikea, Costco, Robert Burnaby Park, Superstore.
- Possible behavior challenges: N/A
- Potential career path: Service or PTSD
Thank you again for all your support of Advanced Dog Vader!
Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals & Training Programs Manager Margaret Hicks