Gluten Detection Service Dog
GPI-CH CH 'PR' Thurisia's Enchanted sea nymph SPOT-ON CGC CGCA TKI
Maera, an Alaskan Klee Kai, joined the Luna Service Dogs Inc. family in December 2017, a pleasant surprise, and a very welcome addition to the family. Plans were already in motion to bring in a puppy within the next year, yet little Maera came along and enchanted her breeder, everyone she met, and Christina as well. She has an amazing temperament: confident and sociable, curious and intelligent, she quickly demonstrated an aptitude for scent work, and a love for training games.
In just four UKC conformation shows, Maera far exceeded expectations earning her Championship at 9 months old, without breed competition, by placing in the Northern Group three times against more mature and solid competition. Maera has proven to be an exceptional breed ambassador, and has received consistent praise by judges and trainers alike on her wonderful and stable temperament.
Champion - CH (UKC)
Grand Prix International Champion - GPI-CH (I.C.E.)
Socialized Pet Obedience Test - Outstanding Neighbor - SPOT-ON (UKC)
Canine Good Citizen - CGC (AKC)
Community Canine - CGCA (AKC)
Novice Trick Dog - TKN (AKC)
Intermediate Trick Dog - TKI (AKC)
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®
Conformation Group 1st
Conformation Group 2nd x 4
Conformation Group 3rd x 3
Conformation Group 4th
Achiever Dog (AKC)
In this compilation video, Maera is demonstrating her gluten detection task and some public access behaviors: loose leash walking through a store and public restroom etiquette. She raises a paw for gluten and makes eye contact for gluten-free. As of March 2019, she has finished training for her primary SD task and passed her O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Gluten Detection Standards Test. She continues to refine her public access behaviors, but will not officially graduate until she is at least 18 months old and passes her Public Access Test.