DOB: 6/17/21
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Training Phase: A
Scent Training Phase: 0
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Vermont has been graciously donated to NICST by Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of two puppies that we will be raising for the program. So far Vermont loves playing with his house buddy Captian and learning new things.

Vermont’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Vermont’s Updates

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Training Status Update: 2/24/23

Team Vermont has met graduation requirements, join us Saturday April 1st…… YAHOO!



Training Status Update: 12/6/22

Congratulations Team Vermont…… Vermont has been placed with Abbie and will be working towards graduation requirments.



Training Status Update: 10/30/22

Vermont is headed into final testing. He will spend about 3 weeks proving that he knows the odor he’s been working on.”


Training Status Update: 10/10/22

 Vermont is working his way towards pre-testing phase where we add in the verbal acknowledgement “Let’s Check” of an alert.


Training Status Update: 8/28/22

Vermont has begun working on his first set of decoys. He will need to show he can pass the decoy without false alerting in order to progress.



Training Status Update: 8/3/22

Vermont is our first puppy in training to begin his formal training. We are so proud of him!





Training Status Update: 7/7/22

Vermont has been introduced to the target odor

Vermont has learned several useful skills while working with his puppy raiser. She has taught him to pick up his leash. circle around them providing a social barrier, stand in front, fetch the glucometer, and turn on lights.



Training Status Update: 4/21/22

Vermont flew for the first time to live with a puppy raiser in Colorado. He will be receiving more exposure and socialization opportunities for the next several months



Training Status Update: 1/9/22

Vermont is an easy going puppy that likes to approach life one paw at a time. He is easy to manage, enjoys his training time, and continues to be exposed to many different socialization opportunities. He will be participating in a puppy trade (between puppy raisers) which is important for the puppies to do seamlessly. This helps them get used to being handled by different people, and will help them to adjust to different homes with ease.




Training Status Update: 12/4/21

Vermont is being raised to be a future life saver and in order to do that you need to learn lots of new things.



Training Status Update: 11/1/21

Welcome Vermont

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