Monday, February 23, 2009

Emmy's Training Going Well

Bill and I received an email from Mike at Mid-Michigan Kennels with an update on Emmy's training! Emmy is doing very well or "WONDERFUL" as he put it. Emmy's brother Emu was also "career changed" from PAWS a few weeks ago and was moved to this same facility...so she's got another friend with her. Last week Emmy finished her "odor inprinting"...which I'm assuming means she's learning what explosives smell like. Then as of today she will begin "basic hides"...or finding the explosives in things when they are hidden.

We now know as well WHERE Emmy will be going...drumroll! She will be heading to Manila (in the Phillipines) to work in their airport. She will have her own handler, who will arrive in the U.S. on February 28th. He will work and train with her here for 4 weeks, before taking her back to Manila with him. She will then train with him there for 3-4 additional weeks and they will then certify as a team. She will then work with him on 747's, Airbus 330's and in the airport terminal areas about 6 days a week. These handlers spend a great deal of time on and off duty with their dogs and she will get lots of attention and love! That's all we could have hoped for.

5 comments:

Lisa and Ellie said...

YAY - way to go Emmy!!!!!

Aussie said...

We are very happy too. that's great news and a very important job!

Emily, Burgess, and Tahoe said...

That's awesome!! Go Emmy!!

Marianne said...

That is great. Glad to hear things went so well
Marianne and Cheeto

Jess said...

I enjoyed reading your blog about raising Emmy. I am waiting on my successor service dog from Paws with a Cause. Although Emmy was career changed, it sounds like she will have another very important job to do. Thank you for raising a Paws puppy!