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Abe

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Stage 1 Introduction

Hi! My name is Abe. I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program.  My parents are "Spirit" who is fostered by the Nash family and "Echo" from PAWS With A Cause. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer foster, Kit.

Throughout Stage 1, I will learn the basics obedience, public behavior, and a lot of socialization. I understand that it takes a very special dog to complete the program as there is a high standard to become a Service Dog. I am aware that I may be one of the dogs whose purpose is outside of service work so I will be updating my profile on a monthly basis for all that would like to follow my journey through the program. 

June 2020 - 2 months old

 

This month I transitioned from my wonderful breeding home to my new puppy foster home. I will begin to work on potty training, crate training, and name recognition. The first command I will learn is "sit." I am very polite but also fearless, inquisitive, love to be petted (!), will "sit" and am experiencing "stay," love to be groomed, and have learned to stay still and relax when my nails are being filed. I enjoy walks, riding in the car, playing in the yard, and tolerated my first bath quite nicely. I have visited a quadriplegic and sat nicely in his wheelchair. I turned12 weeks old June 26th!

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  • Kit Stilley | Jun 25th 2020 @ 11:03 AM

    Two weeks in, Abe is enjoying his new foster home with Kit. He is very polite but also fearless, very inquisitive, loves to be petted (!), will "sit" and is experiencing "stay", loves to be groomed, and has learned to stay still and relax when his nails are being filed. Abe enjoys walks, riding in the car, playing in the yard, and tolerated his first bath quite nicely. He has visited a quadriplegic and sat nicely in his wheelchair. Abe will be 12 weeks old June 26th.

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