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.
“Fun”Status Update 3/9/2020
Suzette had a great weekend out & about…. check out her new Snoopy bringsel!
Training Status Update 3/4/2020
Suzette has been working hard and now she is ready for her bringsel testing…. go Suzette go!
“Fun” Status Update 2/26/2020
Central Garden and Pet is a large supporter of D4D and have this great portrait of Armstrong in their office. Suzette made a special visit for this photo op!
“Fun” Status Update 2/18/2020
Suzette had a special visitor, her GDB puppy raiser recently came to the training center for a tour and observation…. you can too…check it out:
Waggin’ Wednesdays… continue
to be a great opportunity for Guide Dog
Puppy Raisers to learn more about
community placement, and our training
program. Waggin’ Wednesdays is open
to all GDB puppy raisers and GDB staff.
Contact Carrie Treggett to set up your
Training Status Update 2/13/2020
Learning to discriminate between scents…
“Fun” Status Update 2/4/2020
Well…. even though Suzette’s team didn’t win she sure had fun with her friend Dawn cheering them on!
“Fun” Status Update 1/30/2020
Suzette had a busy weekend and finished it off with a double date lunch with Dawn!
Training Status Update 1/28/2020
Suzette has been having a lot of fun playing with food puzzles. We love these here at Dogs4Diabetics because they promote critical thinking skills and its so much fun!
Training Status Update 1/21/2020
Suzette is steadily working on imprinting on the low blood sugar scent. She is also working hard to hold her dumbbell.
Training Status Update 12/30/2019
Suzette has entered formal training. She is learning how to hold a dumbbell and has begun beginning scent training.