VESPER is continuing to explore skills with her handler in a chair versus when her handler is walking.  She went on two road trips with Ashley this month and did well adjusting to new spaces and settling patiently during travel days.  Vesper has begun to branch out to working with new handlers. She is practicing transferring her obedience skills and house manners to other handlers and so far, so good!  She is now refining and polishing her skills in hopes of being able to go through pre-placement testing by the end of the year. Good job Vesper!

  • Skills being learned: Transferring all current learned skills to a handler in a power chair, default check-in in exciting situations.
  • Recent field trips: PNE, Ikea, Landmark Movie Theater, various training field trips.
  • Possible behavior challenges: Maintaining focus in high distraction areas.
  • Potential career path: Service, AFD or PTSD

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

Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals