DOB: 7/24/19
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: C
Scent Training Phase: 0
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Aiko is a sweet petite little girl that enjoys resting at your side with her head in your lap.

Aiko’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Aiko’s Updates

Training Status Update: 11/18/22

Aiko has completed her testing and is waiting for placement.





Training Status Update: 10/30/22

Aiko is halfway through her final testing sessions!

Go Aiko Go!






Training Status Update: 9/8/22

Aiko has started her final testing!





Training Status Update: 8/28/22

Aiko got her full lineup of decoys and is now working towards her testing goals!






Training Status Update: 8/3/22

 Aiko added a 2nd decoy to her lineup.




Training Status Update: 7/18/22

Sometimes a training session consists of “engagement” play…..







Training Status Update: 7/7/22

Aiko is quite focused on her scent training. We have moved to working with distractions at the scent jar which helps build the dog’s duration and confidence in their ability to make decisions without trainer feedback. Once the dog exhibits the ability to work independently from the trainer, we can move forward with introducing their first decoy odor.

Aiko has been introduced to her first decoy and has begun learning to discriminate between the target low diabetic odor and the non-diabetic odor (check out the video)



Training Status Update: 7/1/22

Aiko has been introduced to the target odor.

She quickly moved through the intro to odor and pattern steps, and is now working on building her confidence and duration at the target odor.




Training Status Update: 1/20/22

Welcome Aiko

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