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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.

September 3, 2008

Weekly update – 33 weeks

Harry has had a relatively routine week this week, it has mostly been been his regular trips out and a few free runs, although he did have a visit from his Supervisor on Monday and Puppy Class on Tuesday.

Harry investigating the camera

Puppy Class is a time of both great excitement and frustration for Harry, he loves to go and see all his pals but he gets really frustrated that he’s not allowed to play with them. It takes a while for him to realise that he’s there to work not play. Harry has now moved up to the ‘Big Pups Class’ where a lot more is expected of the pups, so it took all of his concentration to stay focused and do as he was asked. The class this week included lots of obedience work off the lead, but Harry was a star and handled himself very well indeed, completing all the exercises without any fuss.

Now that Harry’s growth rate has slowed he seems to sleep much less through the day and so it takes much more to keep him occupied. Quite often Harry is happy to amuse himself provided he has toys to play with so we had an outing to the pet shop at the weekend to stock up with some new toys. Harry loves these trips to the pet shop as there are always some new and interesting tasty treats at the check out, which he always gets to sample. Then, when we get home there is always something exciting that appears out of the bag, although on this trip Harry couldn’t wait and tried to empty the contents of the bag while we were still in the car park. Patience is not one of his strong points.

Harry investigating the camera

Although Harry loved the new toys he got this week, they were all over shadowed by the bone he was given. No doubt, come December, he’ll be writing to the man in the red suit to ask for another.


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