Meet Neave, destined to transform a life

Neave, a gorgeous Labrador-Golden Retriever cross, makes her television debut tonight, as one of the stars of ITV's new two-part series, PUPPY SECRETS: The First Six Months.

But she's a dog with a difference; Neave has a future as an assistance dog, either to a disabled adult or child, or a child affected by autism. She belongs to Dogs for Good, which will support her from birth. In all, it will cost the charity £12,000 to turn Neave into a fully-accredited working dog, and £20,000 to fund her throughout her life in the role.

From Plimsoll Productions PUPPY SECRETS : THE FIRST SIX MONTHS Wednesday 19th October 2016 on ITV Pictured: Labrador Golden Retriever cross puppy litter . The puppies have lots of growing to do before being considered by the Charity "Dog For Good" as a suitable Assistance dog. Puppy Secrets follows 4 very special litters in loving detail. From tiny Chihuahuas to working Sheep Dogs; from Rescue pups in need of a home; to amazing Assistance puppies that will one day transform the lives of disabled people. Owners and breeders share their insights, and vet Mark Evans reveals some puppy secrets. We capture the rarely seen magic of birth and the early weeks; see the fun and frolics as our pups learn to walk and play; and follow them as they leave their litter mates and mums and go to new homes. Here, they will continue to develop the strongest bond of their lives Ð with us. © Plimsoll Productions For further information please contact Peter Gray 0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com This photograph is © Plimsoll Productions and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme PUPPY SECRETS or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

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In the first episode, we will witness Neave take her very first steps into this incredible life, from growing up alongside her littermates, to moving into the home of a dedicated volunteer puppy socialiser, where she will begin to learn her basic training. Neave will have to pass vital health and behaviour assessments to make the grade. Will she succeed?

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You can see Neave and her fellow puppy stars on ITV1 tonight, Wednesday 19 October, at 8pm. The second part will air at the same on Wednesday 26 October.

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