Meet Lola – May 2020

While we are all pulling together during these trying times, we thought it might cheer everyone up with a weekly visit with one of COPE’s amazing future service/facility dogs. Just like humans, each of our dogs has a very unique personality and story. Enjoy!
Meet COPE Service Dogs’ Lola
Lola is the dog that will steal your heart and keep it forever. She will fascinate you with her stunning looks and great personality. Born to Saint Francis Service Dogs in Virginia, Lola arrived at COPE in August of 2018.
Nicknamed Annabelle, she spent the summer with temporary Puppy Fosters Tom, Trevor and fellow canine Sadie, on an Island in Georgian Bay.
This is where Lola developed her greatest joy in life, swimming.
Once fall arrived Lola was placed with her permanent Fosters Jay, Tracy and their Cocker Spaniel Jersey. Lola adores her family and their Granddaughter Juliette. Being near people is essential for her!
Lola is an eager learner at refinement training. She gets jealous when she sees another dog doing tasks she loves. Lola learns most effectively when commands are broken down in smaller increments
. She has the most magnificent soft dark brown eyes that accurately communicates her needs.
She also is intuitive, compassionate and always seems to know who needs her love and service the most.
Lola is looking forward to better days when she can work in our Canines in the Classroom program and be with her large COPE family! 
Lola snapd with Foster Parents Jay and Tracy
“This class helps me calm down and reduces stress from other classes. School can get quite stressful at times. ”        
Student in COPE’s ‘Canines in the Classroom’ program
Lola spent her first summer on Georgian Bay with Foster Dads Tom and Trevor. Is it any wonder she is such a water dog?
Part of COPE’s training is for Lola to be exposed to all kinds of sights and experiences!
Lola’s first visit to the Barrie Fire Station!
Lola is loved by everyone she meets!
Little Lola charming everyone on Georgian Bay!
Lola loves being around children big and small!
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A: He stole the show!
This Week’s Indoor Game to
Keep Your Dog Happy
Obstacle Course
This one’s easy because you can take advantage of common household objects and design the course to be as simple or difficult as you want. You could use broken-down boxes for your dog to crawl through, place chairs down for them to navigate through, and even stack books for him to jump over. Once the course is built, lure your dog through it using a treat and positive reinforcement.
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