DOB: 8/27/19
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: A
Scent Training Phase: 0
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Guardian lives up to his name as a gentle minded soul with a sweet disposition. All he wants to do is engage and stick by his person.

Guardian’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Guardian’s Updates

Training Status Update: 8/22/22

Team Guardian on their 1st outing together….






Training Status Update: 8/19/22

We’ve placed another #Dogs4Diabetics Client/Dog Team… Help us congratulate Dennis and Guardian! The entire #NICST team wishes you two the best in your partnership as you work towards meeting graduation requirements. Go team!

As always, we are grateful for everyone who played a role in making this life-saving partnership… especially Canine Training Partners, John, Christi, and Dane, our dedicated volunteers, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and their wonderful puppy raisers



Training Status Update: 8/3/22

Guardian has entered in final testing! He must meet an accuracy of 90% in order to complete his training and be eligible for placement





Training Status Update: 7/18/22

Look at me….. I look good in a cap & gown right?









Training Status Update: 7/7/22

Guardian has entered into pre-testing. We are adding the phrase “Let’s Check” that lets the dog know we acknowledge their alert and need to verify whether they are correct. (check out the video)



Training Status Update: 7/1/22

Guardian has reached 4 decoys and is working on his confidence upon finding the target and working independently from the trainer.



Training Status Update: 4/21/22

Guardian has been introduced to the target odor





Training Status Update: 12/5/21

Guardian is waiting patiently to enter into formal training. He is spending his days maintaining all his obedience skills, keeping up with his socialization, and catching naps while his CTP works





Training Status Update: 11/19/21

Welcome Guardian

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