Captain America

DOB: 1/21/21
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Career-Changed from: Guide Dogs of America
Training Phase: A
Scent Training Phase: 0
Learn about our training phases and scent training phases.

Fun Facts:

Captain America is not only the first puppy donated to us from Guide Dogs of America, but our first puppy to start their training in our program this early. We can't thank GDA enough for this wonderful 'life changing" puppy to our NICST program and look forward to a long and supportive relationship between these two amazing organizations.

Captain America’s Journey

Active Training

Placement with Client

Ready for Graduation

Working Life-Saver

Captain America’s Updates

1st grocery store visit...look at me!
1st out to dinner... YUM
Car rides are always a great opportunity to learn.... and of course be SAFE
Mark picked up Captain in first class style....

Training Status Update: 2/24/23

Team Captain has met graduation requirements, please join us Saturday April 1st for our graduation ceremony.


Training Status Update: 12/30/22

Congratulations Team Captain…….Captain has been placed with Payton. Captain America represents many firsts for NICST and each of you played a huge part in his success.  Captain was the first dog GDA donated to us, he was the first pup for Renee and Lynn to raise for us, he was the first to enter the Paws On A Mission program and the first to be successful in the POM program and placed with a client.



Training Status Update: 12/15/22

Captain has begun pre-testing.

Training Status Update: 11/3/22

Captain raced through his decoy discrimination and is now onto 4 decoys.



Training Status Update: 10/27/22

Now that he is recognizing the odor, we are working on nose placement and increasing his duration at the scent jar.



Training Status Update: 10/20/22

Captain has been introduced to the target odor and is learning the pattern for scent work





Training Status Update: 7/7/22

Captain is receiving finishing training with the trainers in the Paws on a Mission program. He is one of the first puppies we received to puppy raise that will be beginning his formal training soon.


Training Status Update: 4/8/22

Where is Captian off to next?





Training Status Update: 3/13/22

Captain America is growing up! Here he is working in and around the US Capitol……Go Captain go! You’re making us so proud.




Training Status Update: 1/27/22

Captain America took a quick road trip to Yosemite last weekend to celebrate his First Birthday. He looks so mature and majestic with Half Dome in the background.



Training Status Update: 1/21/22

Happy Birthday Captian






Training Status Update: 12/4/21

Captian has been very busy learning new things, traveling adventures and spending special time with his best friend Mark.




Training Status Update: 7/19/21

Captain is ready to be  transferred to his second raiser Lynn who will focus on his socialization.  His first raisers Phil and Renee have done a fabulous job teaching the basics of how to walk on a leash, be well behaved in the house, his basic commands and starting his socialization.  Captain’s is moving from LaGrange to Benicia, keep your eyes out for him


Training Status Update: 6/18/21

1st vet visit……





Training Status Update: 6/14/21

It’s the beginning of “firsts”





Training Status Update: 6/14/21

Cap is growing’s up and learning all sorts of fun things with his puppy raiser.





Training Status Update: 3/30/21

Check back often for updates on how Captain America is coming along and growing up….. also “very” cute pics…..






Training Status Update: 3/30/21

Captain America makes us all smile (even if you can’t see it under the masks) Thank you JSX for your support and graciousness.



Training Status Update: 3/30/21

Welcome Captain America to the family….








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