*as of 2/11/2020
Hi my name is Sparrow. I'm an auburn Labradoodle. I'm a new member of New Life K9s here at CTF. I'm having so much fun here. I really like rolling around on the grass and instead of planting like my best bud Ned, I've invented the "flop," haha. I learned what "yes" means. I know the difference between blue and yellow and I'm doing "like me's," just like my big bros Nolan and Jett. I like learning. I get so excited that I start jumping for joy when we play-learn. My handler's J.P. and Felix keep saying how much of a good leash walker I'm becoming, that I'm a good boy, and one day will become a great service dog. They also keep calling me little Toby because I act just like him. I like to eat apples, green beans, peas, peanut butter, string cheese, and especially hot dogs. I like wrestling with Ned and Moose. I just love group exercises. Everyone gives me so much attention and love here that I've learned how to get along and even share my toys now. I love and trust all of my uncles. I love being close to them because I'm a cuddle-bug. I like being held and being close to my people. And I can't wait to get a puppy raiser family so I can cuddle with them too!
From Sparrow's Handlers
See Sparrow's Progress Below
This month, I went to a parent-teacher conference! I'm lounging around my puppy raiser's comfy home. I'm learning to retrieve and bring an item. I've done it twice successfully! I'm officially 1 year old! I'm working on get help and teaching my little brother Apollo the ropes.
January 2020 Update
This is Sparrow barking at you! It's been a while since an update because it's just been so busy. I checked out my new puppy parent's home. It's fun getting to know my family! Going on walks around the neighborhood is my favorite. I am still learning lots at school. I can close a door with my paw and turn on the light switch. In my free time, I love doing normal dog stuff, like digging holes and playing in the backyard.
August 2019 Update
This is my first time sharing an update with you! I learned how to nudge, open and close doors, the first half of "go get help," how to back up, and freeze. My handler was so proud when I started closing doors because we worked so hard on that skill. There's a little flight of stairs that I conquered recently. One of my favorite things is spending time with my puppy raiser family! We go on so many adventures, like to the dog park and beach. I hear that it's great socialization for me. That's it for now! I'll see you next time.
May Update 2019