She’s a gem.
Get to know our featured dog in training
Breed: Labrador retriever
Source: Career-change dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind
Trainer: Irene Fobe
Identifying feature: Her unique facial and leg markings are the result of a recessive gene, so although Lapis doesn’t look like your typical Lab, she is 100% Lab!
Personality: Lapis is so wiggly and loves to work. She is always ready for a challenge!
Superpower: Resting her head on your lap and holding it there.
Silliest habit: Picking up a toy to greet you when you come to her kennel.
Best quality: Lapis is very in touch with her handler and doesn’t take her eyes off Irene during training sessions.
Happiest moment: Playing tug with her friends Sonoma and Windy in the play yards.
Future outlook: Lapis could be great for a neurocognitive client since she is so checked in to her handler and offers wonderful, deep pressure by resting her head in people’s laps.
Quote from Lapis: “Please don’t distract me, I’m working.”