Dundee & That Pet/Fish Place!

Contest is CLOSED

PAD Dundee was a great ambassador for PAD this passed Sunday at That Fish Place/That Pet Place’s 38th Anniversary Sale!  He met lots of people, dogs, ferrets and cats all while remaining calm and relaxing!  TFP/TPP is the biggest pet store, and to celebrate their anniversary they’re having a contest!

Dundee’s photo made it into an album on their Facebook Fanpage, and whichever picture earns the most votes (“likes”) wins a $150 gift card! This would be a huge help for us right now, as donations are REALLY down!  Please go to their fanpage and become a fan! Then vote for Dundee’s photo!  Share it with your facebook friends too, and help us win!

 

Dundee & Shadowlight Group

In training all of our dogs, we spend a lot of time proofing basic obedience cues such as “sit”, “down”, “come” and so on. ¬†Today Dundee had a very special opportunity to practice his incredible training with The Shadowlight Group ! ¬†Dundee was chosen to model in an advertisement for a Lowes kitchen! ¬†Dundee, and the world’s greatest 7 year old model, Jordan worked very hard from 9am – 1pm to get the perfect shot. ¬†Dundee learned to follow cues from a child, be off leash in a public building while remaining focused and even got to learn to new cues! ¬†Jordan (who we’re hoping wants to volunteer as a dog trainer someday!) taught Dundee to “dance” – stand on his hand legs, and to “shake” or give his paw! ¬†At the end of the day we left with one tired puppy, who was very eager to take a long nap in his crate! ¬†We would like to thank everyone at The Shadowlight Group, Lowes and Jordan for their hand in Dundee’s future as an assistance dog!

Don’t forget to enter what 3 breeds you think Dundee is before the DNA results come back for your chance to win a handmade dog or cat collar by Cody’s Creations!!

 

Time for a Contest

UPDATE: CONTEST IS CLOSED

Thanks for everyone for participating!

In order to best tailor PAD Dundee’s training to his specific traits and because we are curious, we had Dundee DNA tested. While we are anxiously awaiting the professional test results, we thought we’d start a little game.

The person who guesses most accurately what breeds make up Dundee’s genetic profile, will win a fabulous prize from Cody’s Creation’s!

PAD Dundee is 6 months old, 38.9 pounds and 22 inches tall. Here are three photos to use while guessing his breeds:

 

Here are the rules:

Each person can submit up to 3 breeds one time – so be sure to take your time and post your complete and final answer.

Answers must be posted on our blog or our Facebook fanpage.

Winner will be announced 48 hours after the DNA results arrive at PAD – notice will be given on our Facebook fanpage.

No negative feedback about other contestants “guesses” will be tolerated, individuals that do so will be disqualified immediately.

A Challenging Training Event for PAD Dundee

Dundee is five months old now, and working hard on all of his training.  One big outing for Dundee was when he was a great ambassador for puppies in training at a PAD booth.  This was a really long day of laying quietly, standing nicely for greetings, and because it was at That Fish Place (a big pet store) meeting LOTS of dogs of all shapes and sizes.  Dundee has been socializing with dogs a lot as a puppy so this training event was very important because he was asked to ignore all of the pet dogs.  Dundee far surpassed our expectations and proved he was ready for the challenge!

Dundee at the Puppies in Training Boothac

P.A.D. Cafe Press!

While PAD Dundee has been working hard on learning and practicing his skills and cues, we have set up a fabulous Cafe¬†Press shop! Now you can represent your pride for PAD by wearing a stylish tshirt with our logo on it, drinking out of a sleek mug with our logo on it, or even saving a few trees by using the grocery tote with our logo on it!! We hope you enjoy the shop, and keep an eye out for some exciting training entries about Dundee’s latest and greatest endeavors!

To see more or to purchase any of these great items please visit our Cafe Press page!

PAD Dundee

Dundee was donated to PAD by Animal Lifeline, located in York Springs, PA. ¬†He was raised in Lititz, PA by founder of PAD, Linzey Zoccola, her mom Gail Diem, and a handful of dedicated volunteer trainers. ¬†Dundee was preliminarily matched with his partner in the summer of 2011. ¬†Laurel is a young woman living in Metro Detroit, MI area with multiple disabilities. ¬†She needed a dog that would be able to provide a variety of tasks from medical alerting to balance work. ¬†October 2011 Laurel and Dundee finally met and it was love at first sight. ¬†PAD Dundee instantly attached himself at her side and has been there ever since. ¬†In just a few short months he’s begun to alert her of rises in her blood pressure and heart rate, asthma related episodes, and also provide uniquely timed grounding to calm her through medical episodes. ¬†These are all tasks on top of the counter balance work he provides during walking, and retrieving objects off of the ground or on counters out of reach! ¬†We are eager to watch this team grow in the future as their bond only strengthens!

Breed: Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed: Aussie, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Keyshond, Swedish Vallhund
Interests:

  • Getting to the bottom of the toy bin
  • Stealing all of the bones
  • Cuddling and playing with my best friend (a cat named Vincent)
  • Going in public with mom
Favorite Treats:

  • String Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Anything STINKY!
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KONG Wobbler Provides Stimulating Dinner!

With the holidays being busy, Dundee didn’t get as much training and play time as we’d like.  It is on days like this that we are so grateful for KONG.  A few months ago we received a larger than Dundee sized box full of donated KONG items, straight from the company.  The donations included lots of interactive food toys, including their latest invention, the Wobbler!  Tonight we placed 1 cup of Taste of The Wild kibble into the Wobbler and after having Dundee sit and wait like a gentlemen, released him.  This video was taken only seconds after he was given the “okay” to go investigate!  The dinner time, which out of a bowl only takes about two minutes, now involves problem solving and moving about for approximately 20 minutes!  Enjoy the video!