Those of you who have worked with Amber, seen her do demonstrations all over the USA will know I couldn’t possibly live the same life without her now.
We were obviously training her like all our other performance and competition animals, but then, with my breast cancer I got so deaf from the medicine, I had to retire from teaching as it was dangerous not hearing what the students were saying, and she was trained to be a full service dog in 2015 for the phone, door, alarms, but our favorite…she taught herself “left”, “right” and “final destination” from the GPS!!! That’s a fascinating thing with absolutely no body language – merely audible language from a machine. (Personally the biggest thing I miss is her telling me the kettle and microwave is ready!)
With my breast cancer history, and so many years on the road teaching people, I was ready to retire back home, but the Aus Government STILL hasn’t answered the application! She’s passed all her vet paperwork, but they’ve taken so long, she’s missed her flight date.
Why won’t they answer?