Wavey celebrated his first birthday! He has been continuing to learn skills to help someone with disabilities. On his birthday, Wavey was able to take a break from training to enjoy some treats and new toys.
AUGUST 7 UPDATE: Happy 8 month birthday Wavey!
AUGUST 5 UPDATE: Having a blast!
JULY 26 UPDATE: A little rest and relaxation
JULY 7 UPDATE: He’s getting so big!
JULY 4 UPDATE: Happy Fourth of July!
JUNE 26 UPDATE: Wavey has mastered under!
JUNE 17 UPDATE: Why is Wavey spinning?
JUNE 7 UPDATE: Ball pit fun!
JUNE 2 UPDATE: Stop and smell the flowers!
MAY 28 UPDATE: Going up!
MAY 11 UPDATE: Sitting on different surfaces
MAY 10 UPDATE: Wavey mastered the Kibble challenge!
MAY 2 UPDATE: Weekends are for fun!
APRIL 30 UPDATE: Playing games!
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Bed is my favorite command!
APRIL 12 UPDATE: Happy Easter!
APRIL 10 UPDATE: A new place to nap...
APRIL 7 UPDATE: Standing on different surfaces
APRIL 5 UPDATE: Tired from a long weekend...
MARCH 31 UPDATE: I’m getting so big!
MARCH 30 UPDATE: I love to go outside and play!
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!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News teamed up with Canine Companions for Independence.
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!