DOB: 9/18/19
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: C
Scent Training Phase: 0
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Pal is a big goof that enjoys long naps whenever he gets the chance, then wakes up refreshed and ready to go!

Pal’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Pal’s Updates

Training Status Update: 7/18/22

Pal and I and definitely two of a kind , he’s made a big difference in my life , not only working taking care about me but a amazing loving partner in my life , thank you for all that have helped to Training him in this new relationship with the , and the adventures that we have everyday.





Training Status Update: 5/6/22

We have placed a new #Dogs4Diabetics Client/Dog Team! Help us congratulate Jeremiah and Pal!

This new team will be working together in their trial placement to make their life-saving partnership official. Jeremiah and Pal, we wish you all the best and we’re so proud of all your hard work that lead to this placement.



Training Status Update: 4/21/22

 Pal has entered into his final phase of testing. He will need to meet a 90% or greater rate of accuracy before he can complete training.





Training Status Update: 3/28/22

Pal has entered into pre-testing. We have added the phrase “Let’s Check” which lets the dog know we acknowledge their alert and we need to verify it before they get their reward. In this phase, we also add the phrase to the scent game when they’re finding the target odor on a person too.



Training Status Update: 3/13/22

 Pal is now on 4 decoys and working towards beginning his first phase of testing






Training Status Update: 3/6/22

Pal has increased his scent discrimination to 2 decoys. He will be progressively adding more decoys as long as he continues to pass the decoys and alert on the target odor.





Training Status Update: 2/19/22

Pal has begun discriminating between the target odor and a decoy.






Training Status Update: 2/6/22

Pal had a mini-vacation from scent training, but now he is back and going strong! He is continuing to work on nose placement and duration and the scent jar.





Training Status Update: 12/18/21

Pal has been introduced to the target odor. he’s learning to find and target the correct odor andis able to recognize the odor without assistance and continuing to solidify his target recognition. We’re heavily rewarding the initial find plus building his nose placement and duration at the odor.



Training Status Update: 12/1/21

Pal is targeted to begin formal training 12/1

Pal met a friend named Luigi on his first day at school!





Training Status Update: 9/19/21

Happy Birthday Pal






Training Status Update: 9/8/21

Welcome Pal

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