DOB: 5/15/2018
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: A
Scent Training Phase: 1, 2
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Dawn is a super cute yellow lab, who is so sweet and ready to learn.

Dawn’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Dawn’s Updates

love to snuggle, love to learn.
Nose to nose, love to love.
Go Dawn go.... such a good girl!
Par 4?
look at me, tucked away like a good girl!
Such a good girl, this kind of self control is hard for ANY dog and Dawn is still so young..... AWESOME JOB ...
Hiking is always more fun with friends.....
take a break with me... please!!
Such concentration and focus!

Training  Status Update 7/27/2020

Dawn is hard at work on her bringsel training. She just has to hold it for a little longer and then she will be ready to take the test.


Training  Status Update 7/7/2020

Dawn has moved up to 2 decoys in scent training…you go girl!


“Fun” Status Update 6/17/2020

Our wonderful CTP’s provide training, socialization skills and LOVE LOVE LOVE


Training Status Update 6/16/2020

Dawn demonstrating her bucket skills in action…. check her out in motion.


Training Status Update 6/16/2020

Dawn demonstrating her skilled bucket training skills with a perfect picture.


Training Status Update 6/3/2020

Dawn is learning the “visit” cue, which is very important to our clients not only in times of medical needs, but emotional needs as well.


“Fun” Status Update 6/2/2020

Yes golfing and riding in the cart is fun, but also excellent self control training!


Training Status Update 6/2/2020

In this photo dawn’s CTP is teaching her the “under” command so she is tucked discreetly away when out in public.


“Fun” Status Update 4/17/2020

WOW…. talk about self control…. Dawn encountered a little friend on her walk but that’s no problem for her……. she is a rock star!

Training Status Update 3/23/2020

Due to COVID-19 formal training at the training center as been suspended. We are asking our  Canine Training Partners to work on specific exercises to keep the dogs learning and growing their skills. D4D trainers create custom training plans that are divided into the skills that need to be developed, as well as the percentage of training time that will be spent daily on each skill.  The dogs are also learning special skills  taught by their Canine Training Partner that they will use in their future life as a service dog.  Canine Training Partners  have weekly video training session with their CTP leader if they are having any trouble.  Dogs4Diabetics is committed to doing all we can to keep our programs moving forward.

“Fun”  Status Update 3/9/2020

Once a month the dogs in training get to spend the weekend with the clients who are waiting for dog placement.  Dawn’s weekend included FUN FUN FUN!

“Fun”  Status Update 3/7/2020

Dawn and her CTP family recently moved, so Dawn needed to help unpack the boxes with a little snuggle break…. awwwww

Training Status Update 2/10/2020

Dawn is rocking the scent training. She focuses and keeps her nose on the scent even when the trainers are trying to distract her. Way to go little girl!

Training Status Update 1/21/2020

Dawn has entered formal training. She is learning how to hold a dumbbell and has begun beginning scent training.

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