Watch Wavey grow!

Wavey learns new skills

AUGUST 7 UPDATE: Happy 8 month birthday Wavey!

Can you guess how much I weigh? I am 8 months old now!! WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Friday, August 7, 2020

AUGUST 5 UPDATE: Having a blast!

Summer vacations are a blast! I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

JULY 26 UPDATE: A little rest and relaxation

Time to start my summer vacation!! Today I had a great time at Sleeping Bear dunes! I got to work on my commands in a...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Sunday, July 26, 2020

JULY 7 UPDATE: He’s getting so big!

Can you guess how old I am now? #wavey #wave3news #growingup #puppywithapurpose #futureassistancedog #goodboy WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

JULY 4 UPDATE: Happy Fourth of July!

Happy #4thofjuly! I hope everyone is having a wonderful independence day and staying cool and safe! #wavey #wave3news...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Saturday, July 4, 2020

JUNE 26 UPDATE: Wavey has mastered under!

Look how well I have under mastered! what under means is that I completely go underneath whatever place my puppy raiser asks me to. This keeps me out of the way and allows me to be an invisible puppy. Being invisible is one of the keys to being a good assistant dog. #wavey #wave3news #smartypants #goodboy #futureassistancedog #puppywithapurpose WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

JUNE 17 UPDATE: Why is Wavey spinning?

You may be asking, why is Wavey spinning around on an upside down bowl? Well I am working on spacial awareness of every part of my body. Plus I find this have lots of fun! #wavey #wave3news #puppywithapurpose #smartboy #learningisfun #futureassistancedog WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

JUNE 7 UPDATE: Ball pit fun!

Time for #sundayfunday training! I love challenging myself to practice commands on all kinds of different textures. Today, a pool full of fun balls!! Afterwards I had a lot of fun just playing in it! This is every puppies dream come true!! #wavey #wave3news #futureassistancedog #learningisfun #puppywithapurpose #goodboy Wavey WAVE3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Sunday, June 7, 2020

JUNE 2 UPDATE: Stop and smell the flowers!

Don't forget to stop, smell the flowers and smile! #wavey #wave3news #smile #futureassistancedog #goodboy #sunshine

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

MAY 28 UPDATE: Going up!

Look how handsome I am practicing one of my favorite commands, up! up as a command where I put my two front feet on a...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Thursday, May 28, 2020

MAY 11 UPDATE: Sitting on different surfaces

I went on a nice walk and got to practice sitting on different surfaces! It was great to get out and practice my...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Monday, May 11, 2020

MAY 10 UPDATE: Wavey mastered the Kibble challenge!

I have mastered the kibble challenge!! As a future assistance dog, I need to be a master at ignoring food, unless being...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Sunday, May 10, 2020

MAY 2 UPDATE: Weekends are for fun!

Weekends are for fun! What fun things did you do with your Saturday? #wavey #wave3news #fun #goodboy #weekendvibes #futureassistancedog #puppywithapurpose WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Saturday, May 2, 2020

APRIL 30 UPDATE: Playing games!

How are you all keeping busy with the extra time at home? I am having lots of fun learning new things and playing games!! These games are not only lots of fun for me, but they help me master all my commands!! #wavey #wave3news #goodboy #smartypants #futureassistancedog #fun #learningisfun WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Thursday, April 30, 2020

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Bed is my favorite command!

I LOVE learning!!!! Today I worked on my new favorite command, bed!! Bed means that I lay down on my bed until I am told something else!! This fun game I call my bed relay!! #wavey #wave3news #smartboy #ilovelearning #games #puppywithapurpose #futureassistancedog #goodboy #growingup WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Saturday, April 18, 2020

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!! I hope everyone had a great day and didn't eat too much candy. I did a great job of ignoring it! I think...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Sunday, April 12, 2020

APRIL 10 UPDATE: A new place to nap...

I got a new place to nap, and I am loving it!! I love going in my crate to nap! For me, my crate is a fun place and I...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Friday, April 10, 2020

APRIL 7 UPDATE: Standing on different surfaces

Getting in a little practice today! It is important for an assistance dog to be comfortable sitting, standing and...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

APRIL 5 UPDATE: Tired from a long weekend...

It was a big weekend full of lots of playing and outdoor adventures! What did you do with your weekend? #wavey...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Sunday, April 5, 2020

MARCH 31 UPDATE: I’m getting so big!

Hi friends!! Look how big I am getting!! What are you all up to during this time? #wavey #wave3news #puppywithapurpose...

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

MARCH 30 UPDATE: I love to go outside and play!

Who else had fun outside this weekend? Don't forget to make time to grab a toy and play in the grass!! #wavey #wave3news #spring #playtime #puppywithapurpose #futureassistancedog #goodboy WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Sunday, March 29, 2020

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Wavey is learning to eat out of his new bowl!

The puzzle part of the bowl will help him learn skills that he needs to help someone with disabilities. Because of social distancing Wavey will not be in studio with us for a while. But we will continue to give you updates.

MARCH 19 UPDATE: Rain, rain, go away!

Rain, rain go away, this puppy wants to play! #wavey #wave3news #rainday #wet #puppiesofinstagram #puppywithapurpose #futureassistancedog WAVE 3 News Canine Companions for Independence

Posted by Wavey WAVE3 News on Thursday, March 19, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News teamed up with Canine Companions for Independence.

Welcome Wavey!

Fridays on WAVE 3 News Sunrise you can see what it takes to raise one of these incredible dogs from the oldest service dog agency in the country, to assist a person with a disability to live independently.

When Wavey turned eight weeks old, he was matched with a Kentucky puppy raiser who over the course of a year-and-a-half will teach the dog important commands, how to behave in public and socialize. Wavey will be joining us frequently at the WAVE 3 News studios, and at many community events, such as the Kentucky State Fair, where you can meet the dog in person.

When Wavey turns a year-and-a-half, he will go to the Canine Companions for Independence facility in Ohio, where, for six months, he will complete its training before being matched with a person.

All of us at WAVE 3 News are excited to share this journey with you, as we feel it’s a “Paws-itively WAVE” endeavor. Follow along by clicking here!

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