NSD Opal

Opal is currently with his adult raiser. He will continue to work hard on generalizing his cues and house manners in a new environment, with a new handler. This stage of training is to prepare them for University.

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: October 12, 2019

Sire: CGDB Striker

Dam: NSD Jenny

Litter: O litter

Sponsor: Canada Life

Whelping Home:

Puppy Raiser: Karen Larke

Adult Raiser: Karen Phipps Findlay

Training Updates

Opal is settling in really well. He has adjusted to a Condo lifestyle including frequent elevator rides and tons of dog meet and greet opportunities. Walking in the wind is not his favourite activity but he loves the snow. He walks so well with a loose leash! Opal is a gentle, chill dog most of the time with a noticeable spark of impish behaviour.

Opal is a delight. We are working hard on distraction training. With all the dogs and geese in our neighbourhood, Opal gets to practice this regularly. He is doing so well. Living in a condo means he also has lots of opportunities to practice good manners at doors and on stairs. He loves routine and his daily walks.