Malcolm enjoyed his time at Spocon! Thanks to everyone who kept their dogs well mannered! I love how supportive you all were!
Malcolm relaxing outside the hotel.
Malcolm chills in the hotel.
Today Malcolm worked on shaping with opening a door, closing the dishwasher door and showing a client dog how to ring a bell and put a paw on a stone.
Malcolm is now able to pick up my cane, keys, comb, coins and many small items to help me. He is also assisting with daily living doing retrieves.
Malcolm made a new friend today!
Malcolm is pulling in his molars - lots of chewed up wood for the past three days. #taoservicedogs
Malcolm worked distractions today in a local park. He rocked it! #TaoServiceDogs #servicedogs
Malcolm's GoFundMe page is even easier to find! Share with your networks to make his quest possible.
Today Malcolm helped with a client consult, went and sat outside of Target to learn about new sounds and sights and welcomed a new friend into the family. Great day!
Malcolm and Emma have started roadwork and did extremely well today!
Malcolm gets plenty of time being a puppy and playing with his dog friends. Here's a video of Malcolm playing with his water bucket.
Today Malcolm will be meeting Yoda for the second time to continue his lessons on proper behavior with new dogs.
Malcolm's first meeting with Yoda.
Handling is a vital part of service dog training. Yesterday Malcolm got a vaccine without fussing because he was trained to love his vet. Today he got all of his nails, both front and back feet, clipped without fussing because of training. Please support Malcolm by donating or sharing his GoFundMe page.
Malcolm is learning to be alone. He enjoys stuffed Kongs or raw bones while Max and I take a walk with the power chair. A service dog needs to be good at being alone as much as being good in public with their handler. Malcolm can be loose in the house up to 40 minutes without issue. Please share Malcolm's GoFundMe page to help him continue to train to assist his handler.
Malcolm watches Max enjoy a bone.
Remember, Malcolm's success increases with every share! Please share this with your network of friends and if possible donate. Even a dollar brings Malcolm closer to his training goals!
Malcolm attended the Service Dog lecture with me last night and enjoyed meeting the attendees. Malcolm loves meeting new people.
Thank you for your donation, Cindy, your support is truly appreciated!
Malcolm is still working on his foundation skills so he can be the best example of a service dog I. The community. Today he worked on eye contact and sit/stay. He did 5 seconds and 45 seconds sit/stay.
Today Malcom and Max, his mentor, shared the chore of picking up the living room so I could vacuum and steam it. Malcolm found the steamer amusing and cocked his head at it while it clicked when it was filling the filter. Malcolm is learning some of his tasks by watching Max help me.
Thank you so much for your donation! You are a wonderful person.
Malcolm is now helping daily by picking up the dog bowls after meals and helping me to remove my socks at night for bed.
Malcolm learning to remove socks.
Malcolm learning to pick up keys.
Malcolm is an 1 year old German Shepherd that is training to be a mobility service dog. His owner/trainer is currently under-employed and is struggling to meet his medical, training and feeding costs.
Malcolm will need x-rays to clear his hips, vaccines and classes to complete his training. He is currently eating 4 cups of food a day and is living with his owner/trainer, therefore his housing costs also need to be met part way to provide him with a safe and comfortable living environment while completing his training.
Malcolm has some food allergies that require specialized food for his continued growth and health. He is now eating California Naturals Kangaroo and Red Lentil dog food to keep his allergies under control. Donations of dog food for Malcolm would be equally important for his training.
The training goals for Malcolm include learning to brace his handler's leg when she begins to collaspe, provide counter-balance while walking, retrieving items for his handler and assisting with opening doors, cabinets and drawers as needed.
The funding goal will allow his owner/trainer to complete his training with the health checks and vaccines he requires, plus give his owner/trainer the piece of mind to feed and provide him with a safe environment without adding to her stress and risking her health during this training period.
Malcolm's owner has a neurological condition that affects her balance, muscle strength and ability to walk. She struggles daily with chronic pain which saps her mental, emotional and physical energy. The condition is progressive which means that Malcolm will need to assist her with getting undressed, opening doors, counter balance, blocking of her leg when it buckles, retrieving items to prevent falls and continued education as more tasks are required to assist with daily living. He will not only help her maintain her independence, but make it possible to maintain her home by aiding with dishes, laundry and energy saving tasks to give her the chance to enjoy her life more.
Please help this team succeed by donating today!
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