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:

Frankie is a pint size puppy with a big happy-go-lucky personality and a drive to please.

Frankie’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Frankie’s Updates

Training Status Update: 4/8/22

 Frankie is loving life and adventuring with her handler!






Training Status Update: 3/7/22

Congratulations….. Frankie was placed with Bree.  Bree and her Mom had a trip to Disneyland planned before we surprised Bree with a placement. As you can see the two are fast friends.







Training Status Update: 2/6/22

2/3/22 – Frankie has completed her training. She is now waiting for placement. check out the video








Training Status Update: 1/22/22

Stairs?    I got this… watch the video









Training Status Update: 1/16/22

 Frankie is approching the end of her scent training! She will need 90% accuracy with her scent training in order to complete her scent training.




Training Status Update: 12/19/21

Frankie has entered into pre-testing. We say “Let’s check” before rewarding to let them know there is a delay. It’s said before the client checks their blood sugar and helps acknowledge that the dog has alerted, but that we must check first before they get a reward.



Training Status Update: 12/4/21

Frankie is working on identifying the target odor on a person and working on discriminating between a non-diabetic human scent and the target odor





Training Status Update: 11/17/21

Frankie is beginning to work on building confidence with the target odor by adding distractions at the scent. in this picture, our intern from Moorpark College is working with Frankie through her distractions. Frankie has been introduced to her first decoy.


Training Status Update: 10/27/21

Frankie is working on duration at the scent and nose placement. She stomps her feet when the trainer withholds the marker while waiting for her to settle on the jar.





Training Status Update: 10/13/21

Frankie has been introduced to the target odor.


Training Status Update: 9/21/21

Frankie is learning to hold the dumbbell



Training Status Update: 9/13/21

First day of training!


Training Status Update: 9/9/21

Welcome Frankie

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