DOB: 6/25/2018
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: C
Scent Training Phase: 1, 2
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Cotati is a handsome, large, lively and energetic yellow male Labrador Retriever. He has an outgoing personality and willing temperament.

Cotati’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Cotati’s Updates

look how handsome ...
Riding Bart? I got this!
another day at the office...:)
I love learning new things...
always take a minute to stop and BREATH...
Spring is in the air....

Training Status Update 10/13/21

Team Cotati have met the graduation requirements, join us Saturday 11/6…. more info to come






Training Status Update 6/14/21

Cotati is out and about wearing booties…





Training Status Update 12/23/20

Cotati has been placed with a client and they are working hard to meet the graduation requirements….





Training Status Update 9/1/20

Our CTP’s never stop training, recently they took a BART trip to expose the dogs to different sights, scent’s and sounds. Cotati is a rock star!






Training Status Update 8/27/20

Cotati may look like he is just relaxing at the office……but this is an important skill to master because service dogs needs to step into any environment and immediately settle and stay focused.






Training Status Update 7/27/20

Cotati is he’s working on discriminating the target scent from the decoy scent, and almost ready to have more decoys added to his training

Training Status Update 7/7/20

Cotati has started his first decoy in scent training…. go Cotati go!!

Training Status Update 6/16/20

Cotati is working hard on “bucket” training. This is when they are working to find a specific scent and then keep their nose on the correct bucket.

Great job Cotati

“Fun”Status Update 4/7/20

During these trying times it never hurts to stop and smell the flowers…..

Training Status Update 3/23/20

Due to COVID-19 formal training at the training center as been suspended. We are asking our  Canine Training Partners to work on specific exercises to keep the dogs learning and growing their skills. D4D trainers create custom training plans that are divided into the skills that need to be developed, as well as the percentage of training time that will be spent daily on each skill.  The dogs are also learning special skills  taught by their Canine Training Partner that they will use in their future life as a service dog.  Canine Training Partners  have weekly video training session with their CTP leader if they are having any trouble.  Dogs4Diabetics is committed to doing all we can to keep our programs moving forward.

Training Status Update 3/12/20

Cotati just started scent training this week and he’s super excited about it

“Fun” Status Update 3/11/20

The #Dogs4Diabetics family is growing! Everyone meet Cotati, this handsome guy has officially joined the team and is starting his Medical-Alert Service Dog career – we’re so excited for your future in the D4D family…..

Training Status Update 3/11/20

Cotati is working on holding a dumbbell. He also just started his scent training this week.

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