Its Danny Daniel, Megan Daniel’ father that bought Mia (now Stella) from you back in February.Megan has been busy with school so wasn’t sure if she has updated you much.
Stella and her have bonded incredibly well and she is coming along nicely.
We have Megan and Stella teamed up with an excellent service dog trainer here in Dallas. The trainer is really well qualified and teaching Megan and Stella task commands along with all the basic obedience stuff. Stella has already received her CGC and now working on her public access. The trainer stated this is typically done at 18 months but with Stella she will likely test out at 12-14 months.
I wanted to pass along the comments from the trainer who has worked with many dogs over the years. She is constantly amazed at Stella and the work that was put into her before Megan every got her. She said she is a very rare dog with exceptional focus and intelligence. Basically your efforts from birth to when we got her have made a significant difference in her ability to be a service dog. The trainer has also asked for your information for future reference as she is so impressed with you.
Anyway, the two are doing really well and she fits the family like a glove. Megan is leaving Friday (with Stella of course) out to Texas Tech in Lubbock where they will continue her training. I wanted to thank you for the work you put into these dogs. It was a lot of money for us and on the surface was hard to understand how a dog could cost so much.. Now we understand and see the incredible difference.
All the best
I just wanted you to know that Wheezy did a butt spin “like me” for me yesterday! And she is now doing moving “wait”. So I make her wait, walk away, call her to me and ask for a wait halfway there. She did it after only two tries! And she got “drop” right away. On a recall, ask her for “drop” and she must immediately go to down. She is so smart! She amazes me… what a joy to train this dog!
~ Michele Blanchard, MD