Max is currently with his adult raiser. He has started University and goes to NSD for training 5 days a week. When not at NSD, he learns how to settle, cuddle and continue to be a welcomed member of the community. This training will help prepare him to be matched with his client.

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 20, 2020

Sire: CGDB Striker

Dam: NSD Luna

Litter: R litter

Sponsor: Lallee Halligan in Memory of Al Chamberlain

Whelping Home: Dave & Heather Clarke

Puppy Starter: Sofia Loureiro

Puppy Raiser: Famke Alberts

Adult Raiser: Tricia Beirnes, Gail Densmore

Training Updates

So far, Max has been a very calm and relaxed boy. He is a very brave puppy and is pretty fearless his only fear might be moving. Currently, his favourite toy is a giant stuffed pickle that he drags to his crate every night when he decides it is bedtime. He loves cuddles and sleeping.

Max is growing up and becoming more coordinated as the days go by but still is adjusting to his long legs. He is a sweet dog who likes to play fetch and go on hikes. He enjoys sleeping, and more importantly snoring, and has recently started to become better friends with the cat he currently lives with.

Max is currently working on his skills like “under”. He has become really good in his gentle leader and doesn’t mind walking in it. He still loves to sleep and has a new favourite toy a little squeaky beaver or maybe it’s a squirrel.

Max moved to his adult raiser at the beginning of January and has settled in great! He is working on refining all his skills and settling in all kinds of environments.

Max has been accepted into NSD University as part of our 2022 Fall class!

He has settled well. Very calm with excellent house manners. Likes to play with my dog and chase toys in the backyard and leash-free area at NSD.

Max is sweet, calm, and gentle. He has been working hard while in University. In the past few weeks, Max has been working on generalizing newly acquired skills such as ‘hug’ and ‘lap’. He has also been improving reliability when it comes to previously acquired cues such as ‘mat’ and ‘under’. The training team in collaboration with the adult raisers are continuing to work with Max on settling, cuddling, body handling, and grooming.
Max is very well-suited for NSD’s Autism Assistance Program and we hope to see him continue down this career path.