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.
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.