*as of 8/6/2019
My name is Carson. I am an easy going, laid back Retriever, born December 1, 2018. I came from a long line of legendary, strong, magnificent beings who are known for changing lives.
From Carson's Handlers
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Hello, my name is Carson. I know you haven't heard from me in a while. I recently moved in with my new handler and have been working on adjusting to this world that is so big. I love where I live now. Not only do I get to make friends with all kinds of dogs from around the world that visit the Pet Resort, but I also get to play every day with a pretty labradoodle named Carina; shhh, don’t tell her I like her because I don’t think she knows. She, along with my handler and all the people at NLK9s are helping me be more confident out here. Some noises are still weird to me; like semi-trucks, but little by little I am getting comfortable with them.
March 2020 Update
So this past month was kinda slow for me because I got neutered. The worst thing about that was I couldn't play for like 2 weeks and I had to wear some crazy plastic thing on my head at night. I have started to learn how to open the locker door with a tug toy tied to it and it was very fun. I look forward to this next year and learning more stuff with my friends and everyone who is involved in my success as a service dog.
December 2019 Update
I will be one year old in a few days and I still have a lot to learn. I have been working a lot with my handlers on walking easy on-leash while food sharing and I also learned how to use my we-leash. I'm still working on not getting so excited at playtime and pulling on the leash so much. I am also learning colors with different color balls and I still have to learn to be gentle with them and not chew them up. Another thing I am learning to do is touch this with my nose. My handlers tell me I am the smartest dog ever and I can learn anything I want and I believe them.
November 2019 Update
Hello! My names is Carson. I am well-mannered and super intelligent for my age. Not to mention, extremely confident and goofy. I know I will make a great service go one day! Right now, I'm trying to learn my yes and no's, but it's difficult sometimes. I get it right most of the time, but my handlers are always switching it up on me, so it gets confusing. Sometimes, I'll pick both to avoid the frustration, but now even that doesn't work anymore. I guess I'll have to get it right the first time. At least it feels good to now that I have an option. "Yes" to peanut butter! "No" to nail cutting. Plus, I only have a 50/50 chance of getting it wrong. But, I love rawhides! Especially ones that are soft and have already been chewed on by other dogs. I love fetch, gopher holes, and sticking my entire head in gopher holes.
November 2019 Update
This is Carson again! I am learning every day what behavior is good, and what is rude behavior. I get really excited when I get to go play with my brothers and my friends and I start barking. My handlers tell me this is rude and sometimes I have to wait until I settle down before I can play. I just started to learn to use my we-leash, at least that is what my handler calls it. I just like to rawhide he puts in it for me and I try to get my friends to see I got a rawhide and they don't. I also love to learn colors with two plastic balls that my handler calls pink and blue. I get them mixed up sometimes but it's always fun and I like trying to chew those balls up. Playtime is pretty much the best time ever. I love playing with my best friend Delta. We like chasing each other and playing together. Belly rubs are the best and my handlers are getting pretty good at listening to me when I am asking for a belly rub. Also, peanut butter is the best, but my handlers like to hide it inside of rawhides, which makes it hard to get.
October 2019 Update
Woohoo, my first update ever! I'm Carson! I genuinely like most people, but if you really want to be my friend, some milk bone, peanut butter, or a good belly rub will put you on the fast track to a great friendship. My goals and what I aspire to be in life is a great service dog. I plan on doing this by being taught through love, compassion, understanding, and patience. I have two handlers who love me and a whole team behind me who are also teaching my brothers and sister. Everyday I learn something new. My hobbies are sniffy walks, chasing and looking for gophers, gnawing on my raw hides, playing with my brothers and sister, and spending quality time with my handlers. We love having long conversations. With my puppy parent I have been having the time of my life. Going to PetSmart was the best because I picked out a new toy and treats. I'm getting exposed to all sorts of new things! That's it for now, see you next time!
August 2019 Update