He’s just 5 weeks old, but Murphy is already making moves and breaking hearts.
In his fifth week at school, Murphy is learning to sit for food, adjust to wearing a harness and respond to his name. He is also continuing to get used to new surfaces — bravely tackling blue plastic grates and grass — and being crated.
Now that Murphy is a bit older, he is spending some time away from Mom, too, exploring all the exciting items in his kennel with his brothers and sisters.
And this pup isn’t shy about trying new things.
“As I was joining the litter in the play area last week he was trying valiantly to climb the sloped side of a tiny plastic slide,” a Guiding Eyes puppy program staff member shared with PEOPLE. “He would charge up the slippery slope and although he could get his head and front paws to the top, his bottom half would always drag him back down. He was quite determined and vocal about it.”
Murphy is also getting old enough to start developing a reputation; along with being determined and curious, the yellow Labrador is known for being affectionate, confident and cuddly (a triple threat!).
Check back for more updates on PEOPLE’s puppy pal next week, when Murphy will start talking field trips to get used to new surroundings.
To learn more about and support the training that Murphy and his siblings are going through, visit the Guiding Eyes website.