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.
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?
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.