The first month of 2021 was a quiet one, but that doesn’t mean I’m not learning! I’ve been working a lot on my duration cues, which means I hold the position until the humans tell me otherwise. I got up to a 3.5-minute Sit and a 7 minute Down! My humans are very proud of me. I’ve also been learning the art of “Calm.” Did you know some pups have to learn how just to rest? I’m happy to report that I’m now, for the most part, happy to relax on my bed, chew on my bone or play with a toy by myself while my humans work. This is a big step for me as I continue my journey as an assistance dog in training and a milestone that all my humans are very proud of.

I hope 2021 is treating you well. Thank you for being part of my PADS Journey. I can’t wait to see where the road takes me.