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Sponsor Announcement

Many thanks to Ron Erwin for his generosity in the sponsorship of my training! Ron graciously donated toward a Puppy Head Start sponsorship, which provided him the opportunity to give me my wonderful name! Ron is also fostering me through the first stage of training. I hope to make him proud!!

Biscuit's Journey

Stage 1 Introduction

Hello! My name is Biscuit. I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program.  My parents are "Rose" who is originally from Yellow Rose Labradors and is now fostered by the Feckers family, and "Whiskey" from Honey Hollow Labrador Retrievers. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 to 10 months with my new volunteer foster, Ron.

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. 

December 2020 - 2 months old


This month I made the transition from my amazing breeding foster home to my new puppy raiser! Now that I'm settled in my foster home, I will begin working on crate training, potty training, and learning my name. Then I'll learn how to appropriately walk on a leash and what's acceptable to chew on (my toys!) and not acceptable to chew on (Ron's shoes). I'm excited to begin this journey!

January 2021 - 3 months old


I am currently working on not biting Ron's hands. I tend to think his fingers are toys and I just want to chew them! We go on many walks each day, so I'm learning very quickly how to properly walk on a leash. I've got potty training down and have been advancing my duration with the "sit" and "down" commands.