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First Visit to Canada--2

[pic]Nicky and cherry brossam

Cherry blossom in two colors.
Is it different from our sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) ?


We visited a local service dog organization, also went sight seeing of Burnaby.
At the Steam Clock
Others were also taking pictures<g>.
[pic]steam clock and Nicky, and other 2 persons
Can you see Nicky in red harness, close to the steam clock?

From the bus window.
The hearing dog wanna see out side!
[pic]harbor and mountain [pic]a black furly dog


We arrived at Pacific Assistance Dog Society(PADS.

[pic]PADS' entrance

They welcomes us. Thanks to PADS staff.
This is a room in training facility.
[pic]PADS staff introducing their program

It's a training facility with a large kennel, but looks like a room in a home.
Service dogs trainees need to be experienced and socialized in environment like general public and home.

[pic]an interior door with tug rope, and training collars on the wall
This door has a rope on its handle,
for the dogs tug it and open the door.
[pic]light switch with an aid
With this aid,
a small dog also can learn turning light on.
[pic]Phone for training
The hand set has a loop to hold, for service dog training.
It rings with remote control for hearing dog training.

[pic]out door training facility [pic]dog run and two dogs playing in it.
Training place and dog run.

Training assistance dog is not only training obedience skills or task paformance.
Also dogs must be very well socialized and experienced.
One of what the dogs must be used to be with is a...

[pic]a cat walking toward to  camera
Here it comes! Nicky, the cat lover dog found him.

This young pup is going to puppy raiser's home.
[pic]chocolate lab pup 7-8week old


We also had a small private trip by mono rail, and enjoyed beautiful cherry brossam.
[pic]mono rail train [pic]cherry brossam

[pic]Nicky going to bathroom
Nature calls him, anywhere in the world!


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