Max is doing well, recovering from surgery

- We're happy to report Max is doing well after being neutered on Tuesday and the 6-month-old Golden Retriever is spending the rest of the week recovering at the Canine Assistants farm in Milton. 

FOX 5 is partnering with Canine Assistants to help teach Max to become a service dog for a veteran in need. 

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Ahead of Max's surgery, we visited him and his instructor, Kristen LaFevers, at the farm. Max was working on learning different skills, such as walking up a ramp, opening drawers as well as cabinet doors and walking next to a wheelchair. He also enjoyed simply being a puppy and playing ball with Kristen. 

Watch video of Max working on skills

Canine Assistants uses the Bond-Based Choice Teaching method, which helps future service dogs learn to think for themselves. 

Kristen said Max is doing really well post-surgery, and he looks forward to returning to Good Day Atlanta next week.

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