DOB: 9/26/19
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: A
Scent Training Phase: 2
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Nino is a sweetheart that loves to engage in a good game of tug. He has your typical Lab personality, happy to do anything, loves everyone and always on the lookout for treats.

Nino’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Nino’s Updates

happy bday to me....

Training Status Update: 5/31/22

Congratulations Team Nino!

Nino was placed with Tim, fostered by Patti Baker



Training Status Update: 5/9/22

 Nino has entered into the final phase of scent testing. So proud of this boy!




Training Status Update: 4/21/22

Nino has entered into pre-testing. He is learning the phrase “Let’s check”, which acknowledges the dog’s alert, and lets them know that the handler has to verify the alert before the dog can be rewarded.


Training Status Update: 3/28/22

Nino is working through 4 decoys now, quickly moving towards entering pre-testing

Training Status Update: 3/13/22

Nino is going strong and is quickly adding more decoys to his lineup. Each day he has successfully added one more decoy and soon he will be working towards testing.

Training Status Update: 3/6/22

 Nino has begun to discriminate between the target odor and a decoy (non diabetic scent)




Training Status Update: 2/6/22

Nino is doing great with the scent training. He has mastered duration, distractions, and nose placement.

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Training Status Update: 1/27/22

Nino is rocking the scent training. we are working on nose placement and increasing his duration at the target odor….. and loves a little time in the sun.



Training Status Update: 1/16/22

 Nino started formal training today. He will begin his introduction to the target by itself then gradually introduced jars with no odor in them for him to have to work through.



Training Status Update: 12/19/21

Nino and his mini-me puppy from another organization mother, “Stanford” like to curl up together on his dog bed.

Nino is targeted to begin training January 2022



Training Status Update: 9/27/21

Happy Birthday Nino





Training Status Update: 9/8/21

Welcome Nino





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