DOB: 5/12/19
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: C
Scent Training Phase: 5
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Fortune is a pint sized pup with an eagerness to learn new things, energetic and a lot of love to give.

Fortune’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Fortune’s Updates

1st day and I have Fitz by my side

Training Status Update: 4/8/22

Fortune is working hard to meet all the graduation requirments but still has time for fun at the beach.






Training Status Update: 2/2/22

Congratulations….Fortune has been placed with a client…. GO Team Fortune/Natalia.  Fortune was  fostered by  the Smith Family.



Training Status Update: 1/16/22

Fortune is in the final phase of her scent training and will need 90% accuracy in the scent room in order to be finished with her scent training.


Training Status Update: 12/19/21

 Fortune has entered into pre-testing. Here we say “Let’s check” to let the dog know that there is a delay before getting rewarded.

Training Status Update: 12/4/21

Fortune has been introduced to her first decoy. She has to pass a certain number training sessions without alerting on the incorrect odor before she qualifies to add another decoy to her scent lineup.




Training Status Update: 11/17/21

Fortune is building confidence on the target odor by adding distractions while the dog makes the decision to remain at the scent, our intern from Moorpark is seen working with her through her intro to distractions.



Training Status Update: 10/13/21

Fortune is working on her nose placement at the target odor, ignoring distractions in the scent training room, and building her confidence at the scent jar.


Training Status Update: 9/20/21

Fortune is working on learning to hold the dumbbell & has been introduced to scent work.


Training Status Update: 9/7/21

1st day of training….. I’m so excited. Hayley says I’m going to start “dumbbell” training.



Training Status Update: 9/5/21

Welcome Fortune

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