*as of 8/6/2019
Hi I'm Nelson. I'm a very well-behaved, (wink wink), Golden Retriever. I love to play with my brothers and little sister. Sometimes I give my handlers a hard time because I know they need it for their own growth. I know they can take it. I have a really big, green yard to play in. Sometimes there are lots of humans out there, but when it's playtime, I hardly notice them because I enjoy playing with my other brothers and sister. Mostly, I enjoy helping someone who is struggling. Little did I know I'm a very good teacher, but some of the other dogs might say different. But it's okay. I still love them.
From Nelson's Handlers
See Nelson's Progress Below
Hello! In case you forgot, I am a smart and beautiful golden retriever named Nelson. I spend most of my time at PVSP. I have two brothers here, Zach and Carson. I've been busy lately-lots of things going on. I get excited and happy to see those who I love, so I jump on them when I greet. I am trying to remember to "keep 4 on the floor." They have this thing Calle a "we leash" that I am try to master, kind of makes me fee like I am walking myself. I know what a pill bottle is now and I am learning to get it when it's needed.
My favorite pastime is playing with all my PVSP puppy friends and brothers. We play tug, keep away and chase. I love a good nap and massages from my handlers. I have a zebra toy I really like, but there's nothing like a good raw-hide!
I get too excited around play time, I can't help it! Recently, my teammates Ernesto, Chad, and Frankie started to take my play time away. Around that time, my brother Carson started acting differently towards me. He squares off and gives me this look. His behavior drives me crazy. I just trie to check him several times. I tried to play with him and he just stands there looking at me like I am an idiot. Since my teammates don't speak dog, they think I am the problem. I know they get frustrated. I even heard some of the saying that I wasn't going to make it (I understand their language). I love all of my teammates- human and dogs- and I am going to prove to them all that I am a good dong and that using their help I can be a great service dog. Hugs and robbers to all of you!
October 2019 Update
This is Nelson barking your way with an exciting update. Lately I am working on not getting overly excited in anticipation of playtime with my brothers and other puppies. Also I am working on proper greeting methods with humans, which means no jumping. Apparently some humans don't like that. These are all good manners that will make me a great service dog. My favorite pastime is being outside and rolling in the grass and playing with my handlers and other dogs. I love rawhides and long naps. I mean, who doesn't?
September 2019 Update
Hello, paw are you guys? This is Nelson at P.V.S.P. Great news; I am going to be one year old, I'm a big dog now. I might have a party and gifts, yeah! Right after my birthday, they are going to neuter me, whatever that is, what I don't like about this whole neuter thing is, that I hear them say that they are gonna take my play time away for two weeks, what? Nooooo! Take anything, ANYTHING from me, but please don't take my play time.
November 2019 Update