Odin got a new vest tonight donated generously from Wisconsin vest a dog and equipped by @elitek9
I’ve always appreciated the donors we have and the amount of support they show. They don’t ask for anything back and just take pride and joy in support LE K9’s and the impact they have in the community. .
We also got to decorate it with some swag from @k9bri and @worthlesshandler and will be putting some more on in the coming weeks. Good boy Odin. .
10 more arrests! Mahalo 🙏🏽 to @mauipolicedepartment for hosting Operation Keiki 🧒🏽 Shield! What an incredible group of professionals and leaders passionate about protecting our kids — best operation YET! Much aloha also goes to our PAWsome PAWtners @dhsgov@kauaipd
In recent weeks we have had to cancel a number of important community engagement and fundraising events, including our annual street appeal. In addition the Guide Dogs WA iconic mini dog program has been suspended as many supportive business premises close their doors for a unknown period of time.
This loss of income for Guide Dogs WA will substantially impact our ability to purchase and train the pups that are required to support Western Australians who are vision impaired or living with a disability.
Between now and 30 June we need to welcome 6 new puppies to the pack, and raise $300,000 to cover the costs associated with their purchase, raising and training over the next two years.
As you all know, River has spent the last couple of weeks with @canine.matters . He’s done really wonderfully solidifying current tasks and putting in work on some newer ones as well. I couldn’t be more proud of all he has accomplished while away at boot camp. Unfortunately, several days into his stay, it became apparent that some issues we were having prior with River’s generalized fear, which was something that we planned to address while he was in training with Claire, was something he likely wouldn’t be able to work past without expending resources well beyond what we had up to this point— namely time, as I have exhausted any and all alternative treatment plans much before now. As the next several days unfolded, I spent some time trying to process and consider River’s future going forward. If I continued to work him: 1) Would that be fair to him? and 2) What kind of risks would I be taking for myself, given his likely inability to task in a situation in which he was fearful of a novel item or environment? •
Therefore, I made the difficult decision to pull River from public access entirely. As I mentioned before, River tasks incredibly and these skills will be so useful in a home environment. While an at-home service dog will be very helpful in my every day life (especially given the state of this indefinite quarantine), I had hoped that a service dog would allow me to exist within the world again— to return to work, to travel, to experience things that I may otherwise be unable to... •
As I continued to process, Claire, Christina, and I hit the ground running in a manic spree to find a breeder with an older puppy, as it was very apparent that my current health would not allow me to raise a puppy from 8 weeks old. This proved to be difficult right away... But, just when we had given up on finding what we were looking for and had put a deposit down on a puppy that @kingsleyservicebolt would essentially be puppy raising for me, we got a lead on a fifteen month-old pup that had been taken in by a breeder from a family due to severe allergies. He was described as biddable, confident, and seemingly bombproof (cont’d in comments)
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Throw the dang ball, hooman!!! 😡
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Even though we’re on lockdown at home, working the dogs still needs to happen! The important part though, is to have fun with it to the best of your ability...and then have someone make a great video for you! 😂😂 Video by: @anormandie11@valak_the_dutchie
This is Finley, he is a non-shedding #Labradoodle male enrolled in our training program. Finely is currently living with a trainer learning to become house, obedience, leash & car trained. He is also being well-socialized. Finley is eligible for emotional support & therapy dog certifications. Learn more about bringing Finley home by heading over to our link located in our bio. 🐾
How to Train Your Puppy to Go on Potty Pads
1. Introduce Your Puppy to the Potty Pads
Allow your puppy to see and sniff the potty pads you chose. This will help it get used to the new item so it isn't scared of it at potty time.
Let your puppy walk on the pad while you repeat a consistent command that you plan to say at potty time, such as "go potty."
2. Anticipate When Your Puppy Will Potty
While potty training your puppy, you'll need to keep them close by so that you can anticipate when they are about to go potty.
There are a few key times and behaviors to watch for that will help you anticipate your puppy having to urinate or defecate.
3. Reward Your Puppy
Praise and treats work wonders with puppies. If your puppy goes potty on its potty pad, make sure you immediately praise it.
This can be verbal in an excited tone of voice, by petting your puppy, or by giving it a special, soft treat reserved only for potty time.
4. Be Consistent
Keep your puppy on a regular schedule. This will make it easier for you to anticipate when your puppy may need to potty.
Say the same command phrase each time.
Keep the potty pad in the same place until your puppy starts going to the potty pad by itself.
Once your puppy knows what to do on the potty pad, you can slowly move it closer to the door or outside where you want your puppy to eventually use the bathroom without the use of the potty pad.
Anyone else in the mood for some snuggles? I am totally over this week— Friday please speed up! I can’t wait to go “out” this weekend! I heard the front yard is popping with all the neighborhood dogs (Benji told me) 🐶 Meanwhile please enjoy this adorable picture of TyTy snuggled up ♥️
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Literally don’t know why people assume my dog is a girl. He likes pink collars and purple flowers. So what?
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Set at 5 months old. Growing up to be quite a pretty little lady.