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Hi. My name is Harry, I'm a Guide Dog Puppy in Training and this is my Blog.

Atherton Appeal

Harry supported Guide Dogs' appeal to equip the brand new training school for the North of England at Atherton. He was keen to help as he was to be one of the first puppies to train at the new school.

Harry was at the launch of the appeal on 7th October 2008 where he got to meet the Press. One of the newspaper articles can be seen here.

March 26, 2008

Weekly Update – 10 weeks

Today Harry turned 10 weeks old.

Harry’s weight has risen to 9.6 kg, his tail still measures 8½ inches (22 cm) and hasn’t grown, although his legs and body most certainly have. It’s getting harder and harder to carry him around everywhere, he feels so heavy. Harry has definitely now got the hang of sleeping through the night and has given up on the 6am starts – now he doesn’t wake until around 7.15am, much to our relief.

10 weeks old and looking cute

Harry’s response to ‘come’, ‘sit’ and ‘give’ has been so good we’ve introduced the ‘down’ command this week. He’s starting to get the hang of it, bit it still needs work. Toilet training continues to improve, but travelling in the car can sometimes be one of the noisiest experiences known to man. One day he doesn’t make a squeak and we think he’s cracked it, and then the next it’s like having a howling banshee in the car.

Harry attended another Pilates class where he had a go at climbing his first flight of stairs. He managed three steps before deciding that maybe it wasn’t safe and please could he be carried? Another new experience this week was coming face to face with two cats at the home of another Puppy Walker. They stared at each other for a while and Harry was most put out when they stalked off, tails held high, in disgust. He didn’t even get a chance to ask them if they wanted to play.

But if Harry had to choose the best bit from his adventures over the last week it would be the snow. Definitely the snow.

Posing in the snow

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