Picture of Harry

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.

July 16, 2008

Weekly update – 26 weeks

It’s really hard to believe but Harry has now reached the grand old age of 6 months. To celebrate we took him to the vets to get weighed and discovered that he’s now 29 kg.  It seems that his weight gain has finally tapered off as he’s only increased by 3 kg in 4 weeks.

One thing that hasn’t slowed down is the growth of his ears. They are enormous – sometimes when he’s chomping merrily away at his food they get caught in his mouth. When he runs they either fly out behind him or flap up and down like the wings of a baby bird trying to fly for the first time.

Flying ears

Harry’s obedience training is still pretty good although over the last few weeks we’ve suffered from spells when he seems to have forgotten everything we’ve ever taught him. But that’s just his age. In canine terms, he’s a teenager and sometimes a stroppy one at that, but in general he’s a very good pup, very laid back, very respectful and an all round good guy. Not that we’re biased or anything.

Harry’s had a really busy week and sometimes it seems at though he has more social engagements on the calendar than we do. He gets invited to all sorts of parties and functions and sometimes it feels like we’re only there to drive him to and from his engagements. Tomorrow he’s been invited to attend an event at the local Country Club and Golf Course. It’s a tough life.

Although he’s always exceptionally well behaved on such occasions, he does like nothing better than letting his hair down, and romping around in true puppy style. Especially when there’s another dog and some mud involved – the walk in the country park when he met Ruby has to be Harry’s highlight this week. I just wish we could say the same.

Totally covered in mud


  1. I smiled at the first photo with the ears then I had to laugh out loud when I saw the second photo – classic shot

    Comment by Brian Bell — July 16, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

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