Buckeye’s Final Puppy Adventures

It’s been a busy month for Buckeye! With professional training right around the corner, Buckeye is putting the final touches on his basic training and is getting ready for the next step in his journey to become an assistance dog. Buckeye in the Windy City What better way to prepare than with a trip to […]

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Buckeye’s Summertime Fun

Summertime is meant for fun in the sun and Canine Companions® puppy Buckeye is doing just that. From his baseball games to festivals, Buckeye is staying busy with many different adventures. Summertime in Columbus is not complete without a visit to Huntington Park to watch a Clippers baseball game. Buckeye did a great job taking […]

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Time to Celebrate!

The past month has been filled with celebrations for Buckeye as he celebrated his birthday! A member of the community It is hard to believe that Buckeye just turned one! Over the past year Buckeye has learned so much. He knows all 30 of his puppy commands: sit, down, shake, lap, under, visit, heal, side, […]

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Out and About in the Community

Longer days and warm weather can only mean one thing, summer is just around the corner. The not-so-little-anymore, Buckeye has taken every opportunity he can to get out in the community and enjoy the beautiful weather with all of his friends! Root for the Home Team It isn’t every day that the Stanley Cup Playoffs […]

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Growing Up in a Newsroom

Newsroom puppy Buckeye began joining the Friday morning NBC4 team on-air as a 9-week-old puppy. From that day on, he started learning what it takes to be a newsroom puppy star as well a future Canine Companions® assistance dog. Growing up in a newsroom has given Buckeye many unique opportunities for socialization and training. He’s […]

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Spreading Smiles

Canine Companions® assistance dogs make huge impacts on the lives of their human partners as well as their communities. Canine Companions puppies can also leave a lasting impact on the communities they live in. Buckeye is doing his best to spread joy anywhere he can while making his community a better and happier place. Alongside […]

Planes, Trains and the Rose Bowl

Canine Companions® volunteer puppy raisers are always looking for new sights, sounds and environments to help the puppy they are raising become comfortable with whatever comes their way. Buckeye is growing up fast and hitting his stride. At 6-months-old, Buckeye was ready for his first trip. Not just any trip but a once-in-a-lifetime trip to […]

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Ready World…Here Comes Buckeye

Buckeye has started making public appearances in the community, and we couldn’t be more excited to share his adventures! He has mastered his basic commands, has wonderful manners, is good at ignoring distractions and is getting very good at greetings. Of course, as a puppy, there is always more to learn, but Buckeye is doing […]

Making New Friends with Buckeye

Fall – apple picking, leaves changing colors, pumpkins, costume parties and spending time outside, Buckeye wanted to experience it all. What better way to celebrate fall, then by spending some time making new friends and practicing his commands in many fun places. It is important for assistance dogs to be comfortable in every situation, so […]

Lights, Camera, Buckeye!

Every puppy has a different personality, and Buckeye’s is definitely camera ready. From the time he arrived in Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye was ready to tackle the world. At 15-weeks-old he has never met a stranger he didn’t like or something he won’t try. Every Friday, Buckeye helps share the local news and sometimes even the […]