PAD Charming Charlie

 

 

PAD Charming Charlie was donated to PAD by his breeder, Bad Company Labradoodles. Bad Company Labradoodles have been breeding Labradoodles since the early 90’s and have had many become therapy and service dogs with individual trainers and service dog programs. Charlie, now one old is a therapy dog at a private counseling practice.  He has been adopted by one of the dedicated therapists there and is doing wonderful in this career!  PAD Charlie is pictured [left] with Sarah Taby, his certified therapy handler.

 

Breed: Labradoodle
Interests:
  • Snuggling
  • Daily Routine
  • Eating
  • Playing “hide and seek” a game he gets to search for his trainer and earn treats when he finds her!
Favorite Treats:
  • Two Pups Pastries
  • Soup Bones
  • Mother Hubbard Treats
Favorite Links:

Spring Fling!

Come stop by our Spring Fling for – Unrestrained pursuit of your wishes and desires! –

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012

Where: 547 Wood View Drive, Lititz

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

What: Vendors, raffle baskets, and service dogs in training to greet!

ENTER TO WIN!

3 GREAT GIFT BASKETS ARE BEING RAFFLED OFF ON MARCH 18TH

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE

1 FOR $1 OR 7 FOR $5

ALL RAFFLE TICKET PROCEEDS BENEFIT

THE PHOENIX ASSISTANCE DOG TRAINING AND PLACEMENT PROGRAM

DONATIONS INCLUDE:

Dog Basket- one pocket 2.0 (dog training treat bag) and a gift certificate for Cody’s Creations (designer collars, leashes, harnesses), Pet Supplies donated by Drake’s Pet Place, Gift Certificate from Wag’s Wash and Groom, All-natural dog treats donated by Two Pups Pastries

 

Baking Basket-(value $90.00, done by volunteer Jeanean Vath) a baking basket- hat box with Hello cupcake cookbook, brownie cook book, brownie cutter, Duff’s cake tatoos, spring rainbow cookie kit, set of 4 silly silicone cupcake critters, cup cake wrappers, toll house cookie mix, red velvet cookie mix, white choc. cupcake mix with raspberry icing, brownie mix, sprinkles, yankee candle vanilla cupcake candle.

Human Basket – two Thirty One bags (One 8 deep, 10 long black and white floral pattern with a handle) and one cappuccino w/ white polka dot brown handles, cinch top insulated same approx. size), Voucher for a pie from The Pie Shop, $15 Gift Certificate from Forever Green (herbs, veggie and foliage plants), Unique repurposed glass item donated by Antiquita Glassworks, Pampered Chef recipe collection, kitchen towel and cutting board donated by Pampered Chef consultant Amy Estrada, 1 Satin Hand set by Mary Kay, one $25 item from Dove Chocolate, $15 item from Avon

AND MANY MORE!

Temperament Evaluating Labradoodle Litter

We take many characteristics and attributes into consideration when choosing a suitable puppy for our training program.  We first discuss with the caretaker of the litter everything that we’re looking for in that puppy and then ask them which puppy in their opinion, most matches that criteria. We then run through a list of specific situations with each puppy including:

  • Natural desire to follow
  • Food drive
  • Sound response
  • Reaction to being held off the ground

After all of this information is gathered, we decide together which puppy is best suited for our program.  According to many research studies, tests like this done at such a young age, are great guidelines for showing one specific thing: if the puppy is fearful or not. Taking this into consideration reminds us that all dogs in training in the US have a 50/50 chance of success, so we will continue to evaluate each dog in training.

We were granted the incredible opportunity to chose a puppy from Bad Company Labradoodles, to be donated to our training program.

We are ecstatic to welcome PAD Charming to our program!

We will pick up Charming on Friday, January 17th and update everyone on his training regularly on our Facebook fanpage!

Photos below from our time at BC Labradoodles!

Special Thanks

Our hearts were greatly touched by a kind act of one of our fans. Last week, Nikki Figular

author of raving blog, Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder contacted some companies that owned some products on our WishList.  This little act has (and will continue) to impact our program for many years to come.  Tawzer Dog generously donated both of the DVD’s by Emily Larlham!  These DVDS will be incredible tools for our volunteers in building their dog training skills!

Nikki had also contacted Zukes, who graciously sent us a package!  PAD Biscotti was eager to check out the box, but showed how mature he is getting by sitting next to it to say “Thank you!” to Nikki and Zukes!

Of course we were ecstatic to see that Zukes sent us the exact treats we use for training! And Biscotti was eager to say “thank you” again!

Thank you again to all involved in helping to bless our program, and us continue creating independence in so many lives.

PAD Ambassador Biscotti

PAD’s Godiva’s Biscotti “Scotti” has been honorably donated to our training program in loving memory of Linda Lou Witmer by the family of Nicole Conner.  PAD Biscotti has been selected for our Ambassador Dog program.  As a PAD ambassador, Biscotti’s role is to attend events, educate the public about assistance dogs and the laws surrounding them, and also meet any new partners waiting for a program assistance dog and work with them while they learn better canine handling skills, how to use the help of an assistance dog, and even practice their canine grooming skills!

 

Breed: Labrador Retriever (chocolate)

Interests:

  • Working for treats
  • Getting snuggles from people and dogs
  • Chasing dog friends outside

Favorite Treats:

  • Wellness Just For Puppy Treats
  • Kibble
  • CHEESE!

Favorite Links:


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!

New Year, New Site!

Here at Phoenix Assistance Dogs we tend to get pretty excited over dog related things, new behaviors being taught, puppy breath, and well, the list could go on and on. Today, however, we are beyond ecstatic to announce our new website!

Founder and trainer, Linzey Zoccola, has managed to “create” and “manage” the website until as of late, when an incredibly benevolent PAD supporter offered to use his web designing skills as a way to help us out. No amount of money, dog kisses, or “thank you’s” could ever repay him. And to you, TJ – we are forever grateful for your hours, creativity, and talent. May you take this humble thank you and know that you are forever a core part of PAD!

And to each of our readers, we invite you to take a few moments and browse our new website, and the many new areas of it!