North arrived at the Memphis Zoo as a one-year-old golden retriever with lots of early training from the Canine Companions prison puppy raising program at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility. But now he needs more training and socialization to shape him into a trustworthy and expertly trained assistance dog.
Once North is turned back into the Southeast Region of Canine Companions in Orlando for additional professional training, Memphis Zoo animal curator Courtney Janney will have taught him 30 commands, provided basic obedience instruction along with importation socialization opportunities at the zoo.
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