NSD Ally

Ally is currently with her puppy raiser. She is being taught a foundation of house manners and cues, for becoming a well-socialized part of the community.

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

Breed: Lab Golden Mix

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: August 25, 2021

Sire: COPE Yorkie

Dam: NSD Penelope

Litter: A Litter

Breeder Sponsor: IODE Eldon House Chapter

Puppy Sponsor: IODE Eldon House Chapter

Whelping Home: Tara Kirkby

Puppy Starter: Janine Mighton

Puppy Raiser: Leslie McMahon, Agneta Szabo

Adult Raiser:

Training Updates
Today NSD Ally travelled in a car for the first time. She was a little nervous at first and whined for a few minutes then snuggled down in my dear friend Sherry’s lap and promptly fell asleep for the remainder of the car ride. She is a very affectionate pup who enjoys being near your side at all times. Already loyal, she enjoys sitting right beside me while I cook. She has had many naps already in her kennel. And has successfully had several “hurry-ups” outside. I am amazed at just how calm she is for a puppy. She is always watching and paying attention to what I am doing. So excited to be a part of her NSD journey.

Ally has really settled in nicely. She had a huge accomplishment of learning to go down a full flight of stairs today. She has met several family members and friends and never barks at anyone. She has her rambunctious pup moments but overall everyone that has met her is surprised at how calm and gentle-natured a pup she is. Ally brightens up everyone’s day!

Ally has made great progress in waiting and not barking when I get her food ready. She will lay down and wait until released, which is an amazing accomplishment. Ally loves to snuggle with my son and waits for him on the landing to upstairs every morning. She has grown so much and now nicely fills out her NSD vest. She remains hesitant to put on her car harness but loves car rides. Her new favourite game is hide and seek, where I hide her kibble or treats around the house and then she must sniff them out. No treat has been missed yet!

Ally is growing up so fast and continues to impress us! She started high school this month and will be learning new skills as well as how to be more independent at home. In public, she is going to be working on settling with less handler support and working around more and more distractions!

Ally is affectionate, attentive, and super sharp! I am so impressed with her leash walking skills, public manners, ability to settle, and how quickly she learns. Ally just turned one and is continuing to work on new skills such as chin, back up and stand.