Please welcome Yellow Lab, Camo to the IHDI puppy crew! This little guy left behind the cornfields of Iowa for the mountains of Colorado and is on his way to reaching new heights! Camo was picked for his resiliency and outgoing nature, but his adorable photogenic face is a fun bonus. He's a little pup with his sights set on being a Service Dog, and IHDI has high hopes of seeing those big dreams come true. He's already had his first big adventure of flying on a plane, and he loved meeting all the new people and exploring the world.
Camo is working on his crucial foundation behaviors with PAWS'abilities. This means that he's focusing on house training, crate training, learning to respond to his name call, giving in to collar pressure to help with leash walking, keeping four feet on the floor, and learning to settle on his own, or "do nothing" as we call it! You'll notice no cues are mentioned, and this still sounds like a lot, because it is! We find it's most important that with our youngest trainees, we set the groundwork of what's expected of them. This can help them to be more successful as adults and allows them to put their energy into socialization activities as small puppies!