*as of 12/7/2020
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
February 2021 Update
Hi everyone! I’ve been having lots of fun with my puppy raiser. I’ve been getting to go on trips to the beach and other different outings. JP and I have been working on my tendency to sniff A LOT. Maybe I sniff around too much. Besides that, I have been practicing and showing off my good manners! I love to stay close by to my handlers. Anyway, I’ll talk to everyone soon!
January 2021 Update
December 2020 Update
October 2020 Update
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