Training Status Update 12/30/2020
Still having fun exploring the world, staying safe and working towards graduation.
Training Status Update 11/21/2020
Suzette & Abigail are having so much fun exploring the world together and continue to work towards their graduation requirements.
Training Status Update 10/30/2020
Team Suzette is working hard to meet their graduation requirements…. but the fun never stops.
Training Status Update 9/22/2020
We have placed a #Dogs4Diabetics Client/Dog Team, Abigail and Suzette! Please help us congratulate this new team. The whole #NICST team wishes you two the best of luck as you work to reach graduation requirements.
We want to thank Canine Training Partner, Kami Smith for fostering Suzette, as well as Guide Dogs for the Blind, her puppy raisers, and all our supporters who make it possible to create these powerful partnerships!
“Fun” Status Update 8/13/2020
Suzette celebrated her 2nd birthday with plenty of party time & treats.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZETTE
Training Status Update 7/27/2020
Suzette – she’s beginning to pair her bringsel alert with finding scent on a person.
check out her video
Training Status Update 7/7/2020
woof woof….. Suzette has passed her bringsel testing and will start pairing scent & bringsel today!
Training Status Update 6/16/2020
Suzette is excelling at her bringsel skills. This is when they alert on a scent and then pick up the bringsel to notify their person….. love love love at it’s finest.
Training Status Update 6/8/2020
Suzette is working on the Jingle cue. This is a behavior where she will ring a bell to let her handler know she needs to go outside to relieve.
“Fun” Status Update 6/8/2020
With all the chaos in the world right now, it’s very important to stop and smell the jasmine and watch a sunset…
“Fun”Status Update 5/3/2020
Now more than ever it is important to keep out dogs in training stimulated and challenged. Suzette and her CTP are really thinking outside the box and have some great training/fun games… check these two out.
“Fun”Status Update 4/29/2020
A beautiful portrait of D4D dog-in-training,
Suzette(AKA: Suzy Q)
Drawing by @Artby.emilie (IG handle)
“Fun”Status Update 4/20/2020
Our CTP’s are the best, even during these troubled times, they are training, playing and keeping our dogs stimulated and happy.
Training Status Update 4/17/2020
Although our dogs are not coming into the training center everyday, thanks to our wonderful CTP’s they are still learning and having fun.
Training Status Update 3/25/2020
The day in the life of a D4D Service Dog in-training while sheltering in place. Wakes-up, does her business, eats (must wait for the ok command), gets her teeth brushed and face washed, plays some ball, takes a nap, goes outside to do her business again, smells the smells, practices obedience, , goes to visit Dad at work and plays ball some more, gives kisses to Lindsey, takes ridiculous selfies with mom, naps, helps mom with laundry, plays hide-n-seek with Lindsey, does her business again, more obedience, watches over her royal subjects from the balcony, eats dinner, naps, plays with food puzzles, naps, does her business one last time and then goes to bed. There’s not much down time for this sweet girl
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.