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Stage 1 Introduction

Hi there, I'm Nellie!  I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program.  My parents are breeding stock from Wildrose Kennels. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer foster, Jenae. 

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. 

August 2020 - 2 months old


This month I transitioned from my breeding home to my new volunteer foster home in Iowa! Jenae and I will learn lots together over the next several months. First up, I will work on learning my name, potty training, and how to walk on a leash!