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Sponsor Announcement

I am honored to be sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products. They graciously donated toward a Puppy Head Start sponsorship, which provided them the opportunity to give me my wonderful name! I want to thank everyone at Dechra Veterinary Products from the bottom of my heart for their generosity toward my training. I hope to make them proud!!

Reid's Journey

Stage 1 Introduction

Hi there, my name is Reed! I am proud to have been selected to enter into the Retrieving Freedom training program. I am from Green Hills Goldens in Chillicothe, Missouri. During this stage of training I will be spending approximately 8 months with my new volunteer puppy raiser, Andrea.

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. 



This month I transitioned into my puppy raiser's home! Andrea and her family will be providing me the necessary training to begin this journey toward becoming a service dog. First, we will work on potty training, name recognition, crate training, walking on a leash, and general appropriate behaviors. I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together over the next several months!

May 2021 - 3 months old

One of my favorite humans got hurt - so I'm working on my comforting skills!