*as of 8/6/2019
My friend Quinn and I are named after the same person, Sister Pauline Quinn. Thanks to her, there are many dogs in prison programs throughout the country. I am just a puppy and love to play, but one day I will grow to help someone who will need my assistance. I was born on May 10, 2018.
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From Pauline's Handlers
"Paulina has really taught me to never give up and trust that change is possible. She has shown me that a loving and trusting relationship can really make us feel that we belong and can accomplish anything." -Tony
See Pauline's Progress Below
Hi everybody. Things are goin really well for me these days. I have improved significantly on my social skills with both people and dogs. I am happy to say that I get along really well with my friends here at CMC West (NLK9 Dog Program) an I am more confident with who I am. Recently, I was able to attend graduation for Quinn, Robbie, and Donavan. I had a blast and was surprised and happy to see my puppy parent Wendy and Jed show up at the graduation. Hopefully, I will be able to graduate myself one day and be of service. Thank you for your support everyone.
Thanksgiving has now come and gone and I had my fair share of turkey. Hope your holidays were filled with peace and blessings. For the month of November, I spent some time working on behavior and socializing skills. I went on a couple of outings with my puppy parents, Wendy, to learn how to be more comfortable around children and people in general. Little by little I am gaining more confidence with my surroundings. Thank you all for believing in me and not giving up on me.
November 2019 Update
Hi everybody. It's me, Paulina checking in for the month to give you an update on how I am doing. I am finally clear of the kennel cough and so now I get to play with all my buddies again. Right now I am working on my socialization skills with puppies and other dogs. I am learning how to be more patient and accepting of others. Each time I have interactions with other dogs I am realizing that they are so much like me and they they are not that bad after all. I am having lots of fun playing chase and wrestling with my buddies.
October 2019 Update
Hey everybody. Things are going good for me these days. I am just getting over a kennel couch that set me back for a while and now I feel so much better. Right now I am learning how to be more comfortable around people and puppies. Sometimes I get too excited around people and want to say hi, or there are times when I am not too sure about strangers. Right now I am learning how to keep my composure when I am excited and give people the benefit of the doubt when I am unsure. As for puppies, I need to have more patience with them and remember that I was that rambunctious puppy not that long ago. Thank you for all of your support everyone. See you next month!
September 2019 Update
Hi! Paulina here with another update. Carlos and Jaime have given me some time off. I get to sleep all day on the couch with my puppy parent family! Anyways, we have been working on “Like Me’s.” I learned how to remove socks, close doors with my paw, and turn on the light. I am still a work in progress with some other things, like roll over and turn in circles. Jaime even tries to get my to stretch my legs! Other than that, I love Jaime and Carlos because we have so much fun. They aren’t just my handlers, they’re my playmates! Until next time, be good everyone!
June 2019 Update
Hello guys! It's me, Pauline. I have been working on improving my skills this past month so I can get closer to becoming a service dog! My handlers and I are reinforcing things like retrieving objects and medication. This is super important to learn because then I'll be able to help my future veteran or first responder with getting things they need. I also worked on identifying colors and socialization. Don't worry though, my month hasn't been all work and no play! One of my favorite things to do is still spending time playing with my friends. You guys should check back in with me next month so you can help all about what I've been up to!
May 2019 Update
Hello everybody, it’s Pauline again! I’m almost one years old! I’m super excited to see what everyone has planned. But that’s next month, this month I’ve been working on behavior and reinforcing all my best skills. It’s pretty much almost like playing, a skill that everyone knows takes lots of skill and concentration. Besides training, my favorite thing to do is hang out with my friends Angel and Cooper. They are the best! Well, that’s all for now, come back next month to hear all about my birthday.
April 2019 Update
Hello everybody! I just had another birthday; I’m a big girl now! One of my favorite pastimes is playing and hanging out with my friend Angel and her handlers. We like to run around and compete. She thinks that she is faster than me, but she doesn’t know than I am just jogging. I have been working on the wobble board; I’m not a huge fan of it. My handlers think that they are pretty slick by trying to hide it in an obstacle course, but I still spotted it. However, when me and Angel were playing, we both ran around all over it. Well, that’s all for now, later guys!
March 2019 Update
Hello Everyone, it’s me Pretty Girl Paulina! This year is going so fast. I’m nine months old now and growing. We have been training a lot this month, working on “Like Me’s”, taking off socks and turning lights on/off. During training I get to compete with my brothers and sisters and it feels great when I complete the training successfully. Have a great month and check back in March to hear about my progress.
February 2019 Update
Hello everybody, it’s Paulina! This month I’ve been working on retrieving. Well, at least, that’s what my handlers think. I pretty much have it down already, but I like to watch them show me how to do it, you know, just to be sure. I still need to work more on my “like-me”s, but I have my emergency recall “return” and “alert” down. I love getting to hang out with my puppy parents because that always treat me like a princess (which I am). I love them and my handlers Jamie and Carlos so much! I have to go now, but make sure to come back next month to see what I’ve been up to!
January 2019 Update
Hello, everyone! It’s me, Pauline also known as “Pretty Girl”. I love my monthly bath and pawdicure because I love to always look my best on my weekend outings. You never know who’s going to want to take a picture! In school I’ve been working on my alerts and bracing. Bracing is a very important skill to learn. Someday my veteran or first responder may need help getting up and knowing brace will help me help them! There’s a lot to learn, but I’m doing my best. See you all next month!
November 2018 Update
This baby girl is growing so fast......
She has been working in finding and identifying objects and people. Which are cognitive and confidence building exercises. She has also been working on her "like me" where she learns to copy us.
Paulines favorite activity is going to Forest Park to go play with her brother Cooper and Angel. She also loves to play with the frisbee.
OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE
Hi everyone! Thank you for checking in with me. This month I turned 4 months old! Which means I got to go home for my first weekend with my new puppy raisers. It was awesome! I didn’t know my humans were friends with my brother Cooper's humans. We got to hang out a lot together on the weekend. We attended some fun adventures into this coffee shop that supports New Life K9s a WHOLE lot, called Top Dog Coffee Bar. It was really fun, the people really loved us. The things I have been learning this month include nose work and ‘like me’. I am super awesome at nose work. They hide treats in boxes and I have to find them. The ‘like me’ is where I copy my humans and do like them. I know what they are doing, but it doesn’t look very fun for me so I don’t always do it. They keep trying with me. One day I will humor them and actually perform. That’s all for this month! See you all next month!
SEPTEMBER 2018 UPDATE