DOB: 10/29/18
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: C
Scent Training Phase: 4
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Monaco is a super gentle and loving boy with an awesome nose!

Monaco’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Monaco’s Updates

I can go camping one week and crush it in training the next....
after I learn new things.... I meet new friends
work hard, play hard.....
learning new things is fun...
this is fun.....
life is good....

Training Status Update: 12 /14/21

Drum roll please…. Monaco has placed with a client. So far it looks like a great match but they will work together over the next few months to meet  graduation requirments.



Training Status Update: 9/30/21

Monaco has completed his training! Yahoo! Stay tuned for his trial placement announcement.






Training Status Update: 9/21/21

Monaco has entered final testing!






Training Status Update: 9/15/21

Monaco has begun pair testing. In this stage, we are making sure he knows to pick up the bringsel with the scent and is preparing him for his final bucket testing.


Training Status Update: 9/8/21

Monaco is picking up the bringsel 100% with the scent and working towards final testing.




Training Status Update: 8/26/21

 Monaco has begun pairing the bringsel alert with the scent. Check out the video…







Training Status Update: 8/19/21

Monaco has started working on non-scent related skills such as CGM alarm response and a poke alert
















Training Status Update: 7/26/21

Monaco is working on responding to grab cue and building duration…. check out the video






Training Status Update: 6/28/21

This video shows how quickly some dogs pick up on their training. Over two days, Monaco has gone from just being introduced to the bringsel to pairing the cue with picking up the bringsel.





Training Status Update: 6/23/21

We first work on a hold from hand, and then begin working on building muscle memory to pick up the bringsel from hand and then from collar.






Training Status Update: 6/23/21

This smart boy has hit two major milestones this week in training! He has been introduced to his first decoy in scent training, and has transitioned from working with a dumbbell to receiving and beginning to work with a bringsel.





Training Status Update: 6/8/21

Scent Training – We are reinforcing his patterning and recognition of the scent. We’re beginning to work on his settling at the target odor and offering duration at the bucket.

Dumbbell Training – he is biting down and offering short holds on the dumbbell. We are gradually building his duration.



Training Status Update: 4/11/21

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