*as of 2/11/2020
Hello everybody, my name is Moose! I was born on September 9th 2018 and I am a chocolate lab. I love green beans, apples, and yeah pretty much anything food related. My best buddy used to be Bravo, but now it’s Ned (the new kid in town). But, of course, my two favs are Kevin and Damian! I also love going for sniffy walks and searching for weed roots to pull up and eat. They are so yummy! My life goal is to be the best service dog ever, so me and my handlers are working on all the skills that I'll need. It’s going to be a piece of cake, we got this! Thanks for looking me up! Check back in later for future updates.
Moose (aka Bean)
From Moose's Handlers
"When life gives me a sad country song, Moose (aka my Lil' Bean) gives me a Bruno Mars song. He fills me with love, joy, encouragement and strength to face each day. Not only that, but he is helping me grow into the father that I need to be for my children. Patient, understanding, lovable - the list goes on. There's just not enough room to express how much he means to me. I love you, my Lil' Bean." - Damian
"Moose means the world to me, he represents love, devotion and friendship. He gives purpose and meaning to my life in prison. Moose gives me an opportunity to gain back my humanity. By caring for him, teaching him, and loving him, I feel whole once more. Thank you NLK9s for such an amazing dog. I love you Moose." - Kevin
See Moose's Progress Below
I'm visiting all the usual spots in town with Dr. Bright. We went to Costco, Lowes, Home Depot, and the grocery store. I spent a nice holiday weekend with the Bright family and came back a very happy dog. I've been working on my emergency recall and leash-walking and proper behavior in public. I'm doing so well on my brace, opening and closing lockers/ doors, and retrieving my leash, and carrying objects. I'm hoping for more time with my puppy raiser Dr. Bright and getting more exposure on the street!
January 2020 Update
This month, I got to hang out at CTF a lot. I went to a medical building and got to say hello to some nursing staff and doctors. I got to go to some restaurants and a yoga class (my best position was downward dog obviously). Whenever I meet new people, I always want to bark and say hello. I'm learning that I don't need to bark hello. I'm great at opening doors by tugging on a rope. Thanksgiving is next month. I don't know what my favorite dish will be yet, maybe everything? Check out this picture of me and my bff, Nolan, napping!
October 2019 Update
This is Moose barking your way! I visited my first restaurant and rodeo with my puppy parent! I even got to wear my friend's cowboy hat. Everyone said I did amazing at both events. At school, I learned how to catch a football out of the air and bring it back for another throw. I finally understand the concept of removing first shoe-laces, then the boot, and finally the socks. This will come in handy for my future first responder or veteran. I have a new sister named Suzie and she's a 4-month old golden retriever. I love being a big brother! That's it for now, so see you next time.
August 2019 Update
Hey, it’s Moose! I’ve been super busy going to the dog park, grocery store, and doctor’s office with my puppy parent. Lately I’ve been working on my retrieving skills, like grabbing an item on the shelf and giving it to someone nearby. I’m also learning to carry objects while walking on-leash! Next month, I hope to go to the beach because I’ve never been. I’ll keep you updated!
June 2019 Update
Hello everyone, it's me Moose! It's been a while, so I have so much to tell you. I been going to a lot of places, like the doctor's office, church and the dog park! I also have been getting to hang out with my friend Nolan! We have been having so much fun running around and playing. This month I worked on learning how to open and close doors. This way I'll be able to help my future first responder or veteran get around or get things from cabinets. Next month there is going to be another demonstration and graduation, so we are all working hard to get ready for that. You guys should come check back in then so you can hear all about it!
May 2019 Update
Happy Valentine's from Moose! I'm 5 1/2 months old and having fun visiting new places like Costco, Home Depot, Yoga, and the commissary. I also had my first official New-Life K9's outing with Nicole and Courtney. I was a little nervous, but they said I did very well! I am an amazing food and treat catcher. My teachers have been working with me to perfect my catching skills and I only miss if the throw is bad. I told my teachers to work on their aim! Love, Moose.
February 2019 Update
Hey guys, it's Moose here! I went to a lot of places this month. I got to go to Costco, church, a farm, and the park with Nolan! It was so much fun to go out and explore everywhere! I also spent time hanging with Dr. Bright and his family by trying the swimming pool and the trampoline with them. I'm a pretty confident dog, I didn't even get scared when Dr. Bright was using power tools! I have also been working on walking nicely on a leash and recall words like "come". I have getting gloves out of a box and playing "red light, green light" pretty much in the bag, so it is exciting to keep learning new stuff! I can't wait to hang out and learn more with my handlers next month. That's all for now! Bye!
January 2019 Update
Hi everyone! I’ve had the best month with everyone here at CTF so far. All of my new dog brothers are awesome! I even get to go home with one on the weekends already, his name is Nolan. Out of all my dog friends though Bravo is my favorite, but shhh don’t tell my other friends. Bravo and I could play for hours, and, the best part about it is he is only 1 month older than me! My weekend home is great! Nolan has been showing me around the place, I am starting to understand where he potties now and that I should potty there too! The girls play with us both a lot, they are a lot of fun to hang out with. My school has been really fun too. I am learning how to be gentle, how to answer questions like yes and no, identifying new objects, and I have even caught onto the "Like Me’s" they have been playing with me. Next month will be even more exciting because I will have all my shots and get to go out into the real world. Bravo has been telling me all about how he gets to go everywhere with his weekend mommy. He said anywhere she goes is great as long as he is with her he doesn’t care where she takes him. That’s all for now! Nice to meet everyone and I am glad to be apart of the NLK9’s team! Check in with me next month, Happy Holidays!
December 2018 Update
Hi everybody, I am Moose! I was born on September 13, 2018 and then welcomed into my new home at CTF on November 8th. So far it has been a wonderful place to learn and play! I’ve been so busy meeting new people and dogs that my first couple weeks here have flown by in a flash. I have been learning my name and bonding with all of the guys on the NLK9s team. I’ll have much more to talk about next month so make sure to check in with my progress and when I will be going home on the weekends with my new puppy raiser!
November 2018 Update