NSD Blue

Blue is currently with his puppy raiser. He is being taught a foundation of house manners and cues, for becoming a well-socialized part of the community.

All of the training and care provided to each dog would not be possible without the support of generous volunteers and donors.

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: March 22, 2021

Sire: PADS Robbie

Dam: PADS Posy

Litter: Donation

Sponsor: Friends and Family of the Ottawa Police Service

Puppy Raiser: Alyssa Marfisi & Margaux Mandigo

Adult Raiser:

Training Updates
Blue is a cuddly and loving guy who is very smart and loves to learn! He’s working on his down and is always showing off his sitting skills! He is getting better at watching the birds and letting them play in the yard without chasing them away but still loves to eat the garden bed mulch! His favourite activity is eating pupsicles and his favourite time of day is of course snuffle mat time to eat his meals. He plays hard and naps hard and his preferred lullaby is any song of Justin Bieber’s. We’re loving getting to know this sweet guy!

Our bug-a-Blue is almost 4 months old and we can’t believe it! He loves to learn and show us what he can do. He likes to be challenged and shares in our excitement when he masters a new skill. He started wearing a car harness and he did so well learning that it’s important for him! We’ve been working on staying calm in new environments and Blue loves to stay in his ‘down’ and watch the world go by at the local parks (encouraged with lots of kibbles of course!). He’s practicing new footings and is a little hesitant at first but is eager to show us he’s a quick learner. He loves going for walks to practice his loose leash skills as they progress! He tries to help by putting his leash in his mouth and walking himself out the door so that’s something we’re working hard to redirect. Blue is also currently getting eye drops and learned quickly to come and sit with his back to me so I can administer them easily. Blue loves to cuddle and we’re so lucky to be a part of seeing this sweet guy grow!

Blue turns 5 months old in August and we can’t believe how big he is getting! He continues to work on his loose leash walking. Some days he loves it and does very well! And other days he’s just not into it so we take a break from walking that day and work on other skills. We continue to work on his halti conditioning and are slowly able to increase the duration he leaves it on without pawing at it and he’s been improving! With a lot of training persistence, he’s becoming less interested in biting his leash, so we are taking this as a win! He’s getting lots of teeth and thankfully teething on his toys which we are grateful for! We’ve been working hard with Blue on settling at home and he is able to be successful in less and less time- he was able to successfully settle on his first patio visit, even surrounded by his major distraction- dogs! He’s been learning that grocery carts, as loud as they may be, won’t hurt him and he’s been practicing walking beside the cart and is becoming more confident with each new practice session. He had his first in jacket visit to Canadian Tire and learned that automatic doors aren’t scary and was able to focus and obey commands even in a new place and we are very proud of this being his first public appearance! Blue has been sporting a cone this month and has impressed us with his adaptability- he rocks it and doesn’t let it stand in the way of anything! Blue continues to prove to us every day that he loves working and tries to please us with each new task and we are very proud of this sweet, smart and eager pup!