WINNIE is continuing to improve in her retrieve grip and duration carry work. She is now working on good grip and carry on various items and dumbbell weights as well as working on how to pick up trickier objects. On PADS campus Winnie is practicing her skills next to a manual chair and has also started working next to a power chair to explore that career option. When out on field trips she is also trying out working next to a power chair. So far Winnie says she prefers the manual chair but likes Ashley enough to work with the power chair as well. Winnie is continuing to grow in her skills and is starting to have more polish and impulse control around them. Great work, Winnie!

  • Skills being learned: Retrieve, ‘get your leash’, ‘switch’, practicing all skills learned so far.
  • Recent field trips: PetSmart, Ikea, Lougheed Mall, various training field trips.
  • Possible behavior challenges: Pulling on leash, occasionally barking at the door.
  • Advanced training location: Burnaby
  • Potential career path: Service

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

Submitted by: Apprentice Instructor Ashley Siddals