VIP Beckett

After an in-depth assessment, Beckett has been streamed to our very important pet program for health/behavioural reasons. He will now have the important job of providing love to his forever family. Special thanks go out to his puppy and adult raisers for all their hard work.

All of the training and care provided to each dog would not be possible without the support of generous volunteers and donors.

Breed: Lab x Golden Retriever

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: September 29, 2019

Sire: PADS Zegen

Dam: NSD Hadie

Litter: N litter

Sponsor: Robson Family Foundation

Whelping Home: 

Puppy Raiser: Dan & Tiffany Hammond

Adult Raiser: Jen Stoltz

Training Updates

Beckett is a handsome black lab retriever. He loves to play fetch and go for walks. We are working on him staying on his mat, when asked to stay, even if I leave the room. He has been gentle with helping the resident dog, Ms. Cali adapt to not just another dog joining the pack but a big dog. She is learning alongside him which is a bonus for them both. It’s nice to have a training partner.

Beckett is a beautiful well-mannered dog who loves lots of attention. He is adapting well to our home and schedules and has made a buddy in our family dog Cali. She was a bit fearful of bigger dogs but with Beckett’s gentle disposition she has become comfortable with his company and likes to play with him in the yard when we play fetch. They have even been found sharing a mat from time to time.

Beckett loves to eat. We are working on having him eat slower rather than gobbling up all his food at once and not to counter surf looking for more food when mealtime is done. He loves being outside and going for walks in the neighbourhood and woods. We are working on walking with the gentle leader and not pulling when walking. We are also working on walking beside me on the stairs rather than running ahead.

I have brought Beckett to work at NSD with me many times. And he is becoming more comfortable with all the activity there and all the other dogs around. I look forward to continuing to work with Beckett on his skills and helping him to be his best doggie self with the guidance and support of the NSD training staff.

Beckett is enjoying the nice Spring weather and going for walks with his dog buddy Cali.  He is learning to walk beside me and not pull.  He loves walking in our new neighbourhood and relaxing on the porch watching people walk by.  He loves being outside.  No matter the weather Beckett is always happiest if he can run and chase sticks in fenced-in areas. He is quite the retriever.

He is very empathic and seems to know who in the room needs a cuddle.  He steals the hearts of anyone he meets with his big brown eyes and long silky ears and his sweet nature. Beckett is learning to be less excitable when left on his own for a period of time.  He is getting better at calming but still likes to meet me in the morning with my slippers and his big good morning sounds.

We are looking forward to continuing to help Beckett with his training and be his best dog self.