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’ Chancey
Chancey loves the COPE Service Dogs’ van. Please note: Chancey does not have his license…yet!
Our blonde, beach boy Chancey comes from Bergin University of Canine Studies in California. This gorgeous Labrador Retriever, with a sensitive and playful personality, arrived at COPE in April 2019. He is now definitely into his teenage years cuz when he’s not working, he acts like one.
Chancey loves to eat and stay up late watching TV. The only difference is that he gets up at the crack of dawn to be fed.
Emmanuelle, a champion of COPE Service Dogs, picked the name Chancey because he will be giving so many people a chance to improve their lives. Chancey has already spent a semester working with students in our Canines in the Classroom program and has begun his refinement training preparing for his future.
Chancey is so eager to learn ‘task training’ that it seems like a game to him.Tugging is his favourite! He loves opening doors and fridges. He does have to concentrate when in public but loves everyone he meets.
Playing with his canine classmates is his ultimate joy! His favourite place in the world is in the boy’s compartment of the COPE van on his way to school!
Take a Chance on Me
‘If you change your mind
I’m the first in line
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know
Gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go
When you’re feeling down
Take a chance on me’
“COPE is an outlet for me to reduce stress and gain confidence, which in turn, helps me in my daily life. The dogs look and listen to me and this helps me find a sense of importance.”
Student Trainer in COPE’s Canine in the Classroom program
Even as a puppy, Chancey loved to ham it up!
Our handsome boy Chancey!
Chancey and his Puppy Fosters, Lucia and Rob, attending COPE’s Mother’s Day High Tea!
Our California Boy!
Chancey snapd meeting MP John Brassard!
Chancey loves training with his fellow COPE canines!
Movie: The Pawdyguard
Activity: Hanging out with his Fur-ends
Your Weekly Smile
Q: What do chemists’ dogs do with their bones?
A: They barium!
This Week’s Indoor Game to Keep Your Dog Happy
Play a Game of Hide & Seek
Playing a game of hide and seek is by far one of our dogs favorite games. It might not seem all that complex or entertaining to us, but a lot of dogs get a real kick out of it.
If your dog doesn’t have a good stay command, you can ask a member of your household to help by having them distract your dog as you go and hide. Once you are hidden call your dog or use the command “go find’ . You will love how joyful your dog is when they find you!
For more info about COPE Service Dogs please visit www.copedogs.org