A puppy from the charity Dogs for Good is set to to star in ITV’s new series PUPPY SECRETS: The First Six Months.

The charity trains assistance dogs to help children and adults lead more independent lives. Neave will be one of the stars of the new two part series which will be broadcast on ITV1 at 8-9pm on Wednesday 19 and Wednesday 26 October.

Neave, who is a Labrador Golden Retriever cross, is destined to become a life-changing assistance dog and will one day play an invaluable role in supporting a child or adult with a disability or a child with autism.

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
Neave with the rest of her litter © Plimsoll Productions

Supporting and training a dog like Neave from birth to fully trained assistance dog will cost the charity £12,000, and £20,000 to fund her whole working life. The charity relies entirely on donations to support its work.

The first programme in the series follows the charity’s litter of pups from just a day old and charts their development week by week until the momentous day Neave moves to her new home with a volunteer puppy socialiser. The programme will show the charity’s breeding programme and the care and assessment undertaken to ensure the pups have the best possible chance of succeeding as assistance dogs.

Neave with puppy socialiser Annie Rourke
Neave with puppy socialiser Annie Rourke

Watch the first episode of PUPPY SECRETS: The First Six Months at 8pm Wednesday 19 October on ITV.



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