*as of 12/7/2020
Hello everyone, my name is Darla. My sister, Miss T (my littermate) and I have come from Arizona to CMC-West NLK9s service dog school because it's the best in California. A lot of family members are also attending this school. Here at this school, my educators give me tons of love, attention, and choices.
From Darla's Handlers
"Darla has continued to impact my life as Gregor II has in a tremendous way. Both have continually allowed me to put all of my rehabilitation efforts into practice. They teach me the value of a meaningful and healthy relationship and to focus on the love between." -Osa
See Darla's Progress Below
Happy New Year everyone! My handlers keep calling me Little Lady now instead of Little Baby. Also, I noticed that all the boy dogs keep crying and whining, wanting to play with me. But I've been keeping away and taking it easy. It feels like a long winter vacation! There will be more to update on next month!
January 2020 Update
December 2019 Update
It has been an awesome month. Two of my cousins just enrolled to CMC-West NLK9s service doggy school. Both of them are much darker than the rest of us, but they're the most cutiest and adorable. I've been watching "gentle" with them, but soon when they're larger we're definitely going to rough them up. Recently in class my handler had me concentrate on walking nicely and ick because I love to pick up stuff off the ground. I think I'm doing better at it, but it's so difficult not to pull when I'm excited, and everything looks so great on the ground. My favorite all time toy is my Jolly Ball Teaser. I love that Jolly Ball, but I can never get the ball that's inside the larger ball. Either way I'll chase it and bring it back to my companion every time. My other favorite is jumping into bed with my companion at 3 am in the morning to cuddle with him because he can't sleep well. I let him hold me and comfort and keep him warm... Thank you for following my development. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year! See all of ya'll in 2020!
I got to watch my Uncle Quinn graduate. I had an awesome time meeting people who support my development to become a service dog at the ceremony. Can't wait to meet/ see them again in the spring for Gregor, Cole, and Dazzle's graduation ceremony. I have been having so much fun and enjoying myself here at doggy school. This month I learned how to retrieve an item from another room and push doors open/ closed. My favorite thing right now is EATING!
November 2019 Update
Hello, my name is Darla. This is my first update I get to share! I had tons of fun this month. Most of us had kennel cough but everyone got over it, and we played like crazy. But over the weekend I only had my human companion. That's even cooler because we have tons of fun without the puppies interrupting our quality time. He even rode a skateboard and that was awesome. I'm not scared of it anymore! At school I learned how to tug a door open and my handler Osa gets so excited and cheerful for me. I love to make him happy! I can't wait to see what else I'm going to learn. See you all next month.
October 2019 Update