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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.

June 18, 2008

Weekly update – 22 weeks

Harry is now 22 weeks old and is starting to look much more grown up. His face has lost all of the wrinkles but he still has far too much skin for his body and when he lies down on his side there’s a roll of it running right down the length of his back. There’s no doubt he’ll be able to fill it soon as his weight increase continues. Harry is now 25.9 kg – that’s exactly 20 kg heavier than when he first arrived.

Harry at 22 weeks

Harry has had quite a different week this week with lots of new experiences. At the weekend, as well as going to his first outdoor music event on Saturday, he also attended the village “Teas on the Green” on Sunday.

This was a real test of his self control as apart from the crowd, there were lots of other dogs there and children shrieking as they played organised games. Harry has always been a very laid back pup but sudden noises always bothered him. Now it seems even loud noises don’t bother him that much, he was very relaxed about the whole event and adored all the fuss and attention that he got.

Lying patiently

Harry is doing really well on his lead walks, he doesn’t pull on the lead even when he sees another dog and if there’s any food lying around on the pavement he very deliberately struts past. When we stop to chat with someone he always waits very patiently. Occasionally though, he does sometimes lose concentration. If a piece of litter blows in front of him he can have a sudden urge to investigate, especially if it’s bright and shiny – like a chocolate bar wrapper.