DOB: 2/25/19
Breed: Labrador/Golden Cross
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: B
Scent Training Phase: 5
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Tempest is smart, eager to please, and loves a good game of tug.

Tempest’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Tempest’s Updates

Welcome Tempest

Training Status Update: 3/5/22

Happy Birthday Tempest! Tempest and his handler had a very fun day and Tempest got many cuddles!






Training Status Update: 2/2/22

Congratulations…..Tempest has been placed with a client … GO Team Tempest/Kyley. Tempest was fostered by Richard and Jennifer Tong.






Training Status Update: 1/27/22

Congratulations…..Tempest has completed his scent training and is ready to be placed AND loves playing in the snow… check out the video!





Training Status Update: 1/27/22

 Tempest is working on being persistent with finding the scent on a person while they are distracted or “ignoring” the dog. He must continue to alert and escalate his behavior until he gets his handler’s attention. To help build this behavior, the trainer helps to encourage the dog while they’re actively interacting with the scent.





Training Status Update: 1/16/22

Tempest is in the final phase of his scent training. He will need 90% accuracy in the scent room in order to be done with his scent training






Training Status Update: 12/19/21

Tempest has entered into pre-testing. Here we add in “Let’s check” which tells the dog to wait a moment for blood sugar to be tested before being rewarded.





Training Status Update: 12/5/21

Tempest is a slow, steady, and methodical thinker–don’t let that “slow” part fool you! He is quick to pick up on the target odor and has confidently passed the decoy odor. He is almost ready to add another decoy to the lineup. Tempest is working on discriminating between the target odor, and a non-diabetic scent


Training Status Update: 11/17/21

Tempest has been introduced to his first decoy



Training Status Update: 10/27/21

 Tempest is working hard to complete his imprinting sessions to be able to begin discrimination with a decoy (non-diabetic) scent.



Training Status Update: 10/14/21

Tempest is working through ignoring distractions in the scent training room, duration at the target odor, and building his confidence with the target odor. He is also working through learning to hold the dumbbell without backing up or trying to play tug with the dumbbell.  

Training Status Update: 9/21/21

Tempest has learned to recognize the target odor. We are now working on his duration at the scent


Training Status Update: 9/9/21

Tempest is beginning to imprint on the scent…..check out the video


Training Status Update: 9/1/21

Tempest is learning the non-scent related skills such as responding to a CGM alarm.




Training Status Update: 8/24/21

Tempest was introduced to the dumbbell today! We reward the dog for any interaction they have with it, whether it’s just looking at it, touching it with their nose, or putting their mouth on it.



Training Status Update: 7/23/21

Welcome Tempest



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