Watch Wavey grow!

Wavey visits with the WAVE 3 News Sunrise team each Friday

Wavey learns new skills

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.

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 @wavey_wave3news

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