Emily, Seymour, and More
Emily had her first successful trip to the mall in Medicine Hat while team training with DWW Seymour and trainer Maria. “First introduction to tether and handle couldn’t have gone better”, said Nicole about her son Lukas and DWW Lacey of Fort McMurray.
Tyler of Carvel and her best friend DWW Unity enjoy welcoming DWW dogs in training to an exciting day of new sounds and smells on the farm. DWW Turbo is also living the country life in Sturgeon County and is the special friend of Levi that he doesn’t have to share with his many siblings.
Working with many special children every day as a facility dog is a great second DWW job. After the unfortunate passing of his client, former guide dog DWW Garnet moved to Aspire Psychological Services in Spruce Grove with handler Dawn Marie Chalas. Zebra Child Protection Centre in Edmonton welcomed DWW Fletcher. Before being placed, Fletcher sired over 45 puppies across North America. He loves working with young humans now with his handler, Sarah Doolittle. Lethbridge Corridor Victim Services welcomed DWW Madison, who supplied DWW with the V, Z and B litters before she went to a regular day job with handler, Adonus Arlett.
DWW Ringo and DWW Mulder got some one-on-one mentorship from old pro facility dog DWW Lucy before being placed at Chinook Arch Victim Services in Olds and Medicine Hat Victim Services respectively. Rhondo Kearns, Ringo’s handler said, “He’s hit the ground running. From Day 1 we’ve been able to utilize him.”
Ernest is currently in team training with Maria and DWW Sota. Sota’s skills as a guide dog will help Ernest to participate more in his St. Albert community and act as a bridge to meeting new people.
During a very innovative team training in Calgary, Marilyn and her service dog DWW Manny had very special visitors. Manny’s puppy raisers Christine, Steve and their children came to say ‘hi’. Home life got a whole lot better for Shea in Calgary, Jared in Sundre, and Jim in Edmonton when they were matched with their companion dogs DWW Liberty, DWW Scully, and DWW Tiko, respectively. The three gentlemen are relishing their newfound independence as they continue to discover the value of their dogs.