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Stage 1 Introduction

Hi, my name is Lyric! 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, Karaley.

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 wonderful breeding foster home to my new puppy raiser's home! My new foster's name is Karaley and together, we will begin my training with potty training, crate training, walking on a leash, and learning my new name. I'm so excited to begin this journey and can't wait to see what Karaley and I accomplish together!

January 2021 - 3 months old


I am currently working on not biting Karaley's hands - she calls me a little piranha - as well as maintaining eye contact with my handler. I'm doing great at sleeping through the night and am already completely potty trained!