She’s one persistent pooch.
Get to know our featured dog in training
Name: Suzy Q
Breed: Labrador retriever
Source: Project2Heal, an FSD partner that donates purpose-bred dogs to service dog organizations
Trainer: Anne Burgess
Identifying feature: Beautiful blond fur and big brown eyes that gaze at you adoringly
Personality: Excited to work, very treat motivated, happy, enjoys human company, enthusiastic about everything!
Superpower: Keeps trying and never gives up, as long as she has encouragement
Silliest habit: Nose brushes on her trainer’s leg during walks
Favorite cue: “Take” (she loves to pick up water bottles)
Best quality: “Never give up” work ethic
Happiest moment: Running full tilt at the dog park
Future outlook: Potential for neurocognitive or mobility service dog roles (or hybrid)
Quote from Suzy Q: “Excuse me, dog friends, but Anne is mine!” (as Suzy Q jumps on or over dogs Anne is greeting or body-blocks them away from Anne during playtime)