CONGRATULATIONS TO NANCY AND STELLA FOR PASSING THEIR PUBLIC ACCESS TEST!!!
From our beloved trainer, Cherry Jenkins:
“What a great day today for Nancy and Stunning Stella – they passed their Public Access Test!
Nancy, who suffers with mobility issues, vertigo, and the resulting anxiety. Nancy has been dedicated to training Stella consistently, and has kept up with her homework between sessions, which really shone through during the test!
Stella is not only stunning, but very well-behaved and well-trained. She did a perfect “down” and “stay” even when a cart with a lady and children came up unexpectedly behind her. Her drop-leash heel was beautiful as seen here in the picture, and she walked perfectly next to Nancy. Stella also kept her position under the restaurant table and was neatly out of the way, where she stayed quietly the whole time.
Stella’s three tasks are an intense “watch me”, which keeps Stella focused on Nancy and her need for complete focus to avoid any mobility mishaps, especially when people want to pet her, “cover”, which gives Nancy a sense of security and balance, and “snuggle” . Nancy is calmed by Stella and feels so much better when she can wrap her arms around her and relax.
Stella and Nancy and trained and worked so very hard, and the results speak for themselves. Nancy was thrilled that they passed and they are now planning a vacation; Nancy, her husband and her now Service Dog Stella! They deserve every bit of it! And oh how much more Nancy will be able to focus on relaxing!!