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Born on Friday 26 April 2019 to mom Zebula and dad Vito (AI, USA stud dog), yellow Labrador Chuck has six “c” litter siblings, 4 yellow brothers, 1 yellow sister, and 2 black sisters.
We fetched him from GDA on Thursday 27 June 2019 when he was 9 weeks old, and we named Chuck after the Chuck Bartowski character of the TV show “Chuck”, played by Zachary Levi.

Twelve Weeks With Chuck #GDApupChuck

Chuck is 21 weeks old!

Last Friday, Chuck weighed 26.3kg, and he’s getting very used to his weekly visit to our vet to get on the scale.
While we’re there, we walk around the vet’s reception, and if there are no patients yet we check out the examination room too. The sounds and smells at a vet can be very strange and frightening for a puppy, so visiting often with lots of treats and creating a positive association is important for a working dog.

Our last puppy class was at BVH – the pups had blood drawn to do titre tests, but they also practised being in close proximity to each other in the reception area. GDA pups frequently visit the vet as part of their socialisation, to give them a positive association with a place that smells and sounds scary, and strange. They get treats from the vet too, and when Chuck was done having blood drawn he asked the vet for more cookies, so he wasn’t bothered by the experience at all! 😀

Chuck confidently responds to SIT, DOWN, LET’S GO, DROP IT, TOUCH, and we’re working on STAND and LOOSE LEASH WALKING. We go on regular outings, and classes with his siblings include the GDA doggy obstacle course, spending time in GDA’s kennels, and just sitting watching cars and people go by.

Chuck’s baby canine teeth have fallen out, and his “big boy” canines are growing fast, but there’s nothing holding his tongue in place at the moment and his tongue lolls all over the place!

And just ‘coz he’s so gorgeous, here are some more pictures of our Chuck!

Chuck loves his food! He’s really easy to train, and he loves jumping into the car when we’re heading out and about!

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Meet Guide Dog Puppy Chuck #GDApupChuck

Chuck was born on Friday 26 April 2019 to mom Zebula and dad Vito (AI, USA stud dog). He’s a yellow Labrador with six “C” litter siblings – 4 yellow brothers, 1 yellow sister, and 2 black sisters.


We fetched him from GDA on Thursday 27 June 2019 when he was 9 weeks old, and we named him after the “Chuck Bartowski” character of the TV show “Chuck”, played by Zachary Levi – continuing our trend to try and name our pups after movie or TV characters 🙂

At 10 weeks old, Chuck weighed a whopping 10.4kg – by far our biggest puppy ever! He has huge feet and long ears, the tips of which are always dirty because they hang in his food and water bowls! 😛

 

Baby Chuck has slept through for 2 nights now, 10pm to about 5am, and thats pretty cool! He is sleeping in a dog bed next to me, as his “big brother” Jake is still sleeping in the crate, and most mornings he goes back to sleep for an hour after having a busy!


He already knows SIT, he’s quickly learning DROP IT, and we’re working on DOWN. He goes to the door to ask to go outside, he’s learning to sit quietly in order to be given his food bowl at meal times, and he LOVES his food, which makes him really easy to train!

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You can find SA Guide-dogs for the Blind on Facebook and on Twitter
Check out my Puppy Raising Facebook page: Proudly Puppy Raising