NSD Scotia

Scotia is currently with her adult raiser. She has started College and goes to NSD for training 2 days a week. When not at NSD, she learns how to settle, cuddle and continue to be a welcomed member of the community. This training will help prepare her to be matched with her client.

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

Breed: Lab x Golden Retriever

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: September 23, 2020

Sire: CGDB Striker

Dam: NSD Hazel

Litter: S litter

Sponsor:  John Berge & Carol McKay

Whelping Home: Keisha Heeringa

Puppy Starter: Emma Bluhm

Puppy Raiser: Sandra DeGraaf

Adult Raiser: Vivian Chan

Training Updates

Scotia is a happy, friendly and energetic puppy! She loves her walks on the trails and playing fetch. In public, she is well behaved and now accepts attention directed at her calmly and politely. She is currently working on dog and children distraction as she wants to play with them all! Scotia is exceptionally kind and gentle with our 2-year-old grandson. She is a lovely girl and a joy to have in our home.

Scotia is doing great with all her skills! She has had lots of new experiences over the last couple of months and continues to build up her confidence with each outing. She got to visit a goat, go kayaking, visit the dentist and conquered a grated platform. We are excited to see her progress in her training!

NSD Scotia is such a sweet girl. She continues to build on the skills that she has already learned and is eager to learn new things. She is always excited to hop in the truck because that means an outing of some sort and she is doing awesome when out in her training jacket! Scotia adores children and she is working on containing her excitement when they are around. We look forward to watching her progress!

Scotia is a sweetheart who loves to snuggle and is quick to learn all the new skills. She was able to master “near” and “step” in a matter of minutes. She quickly adapted to our lifestyle and is a sweet and kind addition to our day-to-day lives. We are so proud of her and we can’t wait to see where NSD University will take her.

Scotia has been accepted into NSD University as part of our 2022 Fall class!

Scotia is such a smart puppy and although it seems like she’s going through her teenage years and testing the waters around different handlers, it’s great to see her learning from those experiences and being a critical thinker! She is super cuddly, and loves to just walk right into your space and put her chin on your knees and stare into the windows of your soul. Some recent achievements include walking comfortably on her flat collar and really trying to control herself around bunnies, squirrels and small children (she would look but knows she has to focus on the task at hand!). She is so great when in jacket, she would stop and sit immediately when I stop and would make eye contact with me to make sure I know that she’s paying attention. Overall, a very very good girl!

Scotia will be joining Companion College to begin training as a Skilled Companion Dog!

NSD Scotia is continuing to work on fine-tuning her skills which include close, chin and visit. Her favourite activity is going out in the field and practicing recall. She loves to work and is continuing to improve on having to wait her turn while her fellow college learners are practicing their skills. This week she was introduced to cuddling on a couch and bed, a job that she has decided she very much enjoys!