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, etc. He has become a household name in central Ohio and meets fans everywhere he goes, even at airports in other states!

Buckeye has become a big part of the NBC4 family and has celebrated 49 #buckeyefriday(s) on air with the morning team. He has helped collect toys and backpacks for children in the central Ohio community, cheered the Blue Jackets on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, took a trip to the Rose Bowl and was honored by the Ohio senate and received a Resolution on the senate floor.

He loves horses, can ignore any distraction thrown his ways and is able to successfully practice his puppy commands in any environment. He continues to be a confident puppy and takes on challenges with stride.

Balls and anything that squeaks are his favorite toys, his favorite pastime is playing with his “brother” Rohan and his favorite command is roll.

Looking towards the future

Thank you for being a part of Buckeye’s first year. We’re excited to see what his future has in store!

Buckeye will remain with his volunteer puppy raiser and the NBC4 family until November when he will begin professional training and hopefully go on to make the best four-legged partner for someone with a disability.

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Canine Companions® is excited to be partnering with NBC4 to share Buckeye’s story. Stay tuned as Buckeye joins the NBC4 team on-air and at events in the community.

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