River is almost 3 1/2 years old, although he still has a puppy face and is smaller than what people associate as the average full grown golden size so people are surprised to hear how old he is. River came in to my life and started his training when he was 6 months old on 2/26/2010. He has a natural retrieve which has been encouraged, and he will retrieve just about anything. River's favorite sport is APDT Rally. He received his RL1 excellent when he was 8 months old. He now has his RL2 excellent as well. He has one leg towards his RL3 and earned a perfect score. River has taken classes in competition obedience, treiball, and Agility as well as animal acting workshops. River can be shy with people but he was able to pass his CGC and TDI tests. River loves to learn new tricks! His favorite trick is 'limp'.