DOB: 8/13/21
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:

Rocky is a big black male labrador who loves to wiggle around while carrying his toys. He enjoys being a velcro dog and napping on his handler's feet.

Rocky’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Rocky’s Updates

Training Status Update: 5/8/24

Woo-Hoo! New team! 🎉 Help us congratulate Aileen & Rocky on their new partnership!

The entire NICST team is wishing you two the best as you work towards meeting graduation requirements to make your partnership official 🐕‍🦺💙🐾

A HUGE thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this partnership possible… especially #NICST Canine Training Partners, Christi and Dane, our dedicated volunteers, our community partner, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and their wonderful puppy raisers!




Training Status Update: 2/18/24

Where’s Rocky?





Training Status Update: 1/28/24

Rocky has entered into final scent testing! Go Rocky go!

Also went to a 49er game….



Training Status Update: 12/19/23

Rocky is working on building duration with the bringsel hold and quickly working towards taking his bringsel test.



Training Status Update: 10/23/23

Rocky is pairing the cue “grab” with picking up the bringsel from his collar.





Training Status Update: 8/4/23

 Rocky has been working on a bringsel alert. He is currently working on building duration when handed the dumbbell. Rocky is currently on hold with his scent training until his alert has been solidified




Training Status Update: 6/11/23

 Rocky is learning the scent training pattern well. He is enthusiastic in his work and tries to push his way into the training room before the odor is set up for him. check out the video





Training Status Update: 6/8/23

Rocky has begun learning to retrieve low supplies and get help





Training Status Update: 5/24/23

Welcome Rocky





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