It’s time for a pup-date! Captain continues to perfect his foundational ques, such as sit, down, drop, here, etc. He is also working on more advanced ques, including under, heel, side, jump and off. His favorite ques are bed and touch. The touch que requires him to touch his nose to an outstretched hand or other object. He recently attended the Switchbacks’ hope opener and had a great time. We are spending more and more time in coffee shops and restaurants so that he understands how to behave in public establishments. Besides the Switchbacks’ game the most excitement he had was when he got to go to college for a week at Colorado State University when his puppy raiser was out of town. He got to live on campus and went everywhere with his Collar Scholar sitter, including daily classes and lectures.”
Plus we have a Striker update! Last summer, we took Striker into our family as he began his work towards becoming a service dog. Under the tutelage of an amazing Colorado volunteer, Striker learned lots of commands as well as some basic skills that will help him to be the best worker he can. Striker graduated in August, and we’re very excited to let you all know that Striker has been invited to join the Canine Companions Therapy Dog Program! His calm and soothing nature will be perfect in that role.
Canine Companions service dogs are expertly trained in over 40 commands and are matched with children, adults, and veterans with disabilities free of charge. These dogs assist with daily tasks such as retrieving dropped items, opening and closing doors and drawers, turning on and off lights, and much more to enhance independence for people with disabilities. To get there, it takes nearly two years of hard work and love, starting at the very beginning as adorable puppies.
We are also thrilled to announce a partnership with Animal Care ER – kindness, compassion, and integrity.