Dog of the Month


Charlie, an English Cream Golden Retriever, was born on November 23, 2019 and became part of the Norbom family at 14 weeks and (already!) 40 lbs. None of the cute little puppy gear we had bought for him was anywhere near his size! 

Shortly after Charlie's arrival, we started training with Sue Grey, who was recommended by our older dog’s vet. Sue trains us as much as she trains Charlie and nevertheless get results and makes it fun. Charlie is now a proud AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, and has mastered sit and down (including with hand signals alone), stay, leash walking, staying back when someone comes to the door, and 'relax' which is our code for 'go to your bed'. We are reinforcing 'come' and also 'leave it' right now as there are way too many temptations in this world for our sweet pup. Sue will introduce us to 'stand' at our next lesson. 

Charlie is the most lovable sweetheart we could have imagined and brings us and everyone he meets much joy. And at 11 months, he still chases his tail!