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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 10, 2008

Weekly update – 34 weeks

Harry’s had a great week this week, as well as all his usual trips out he’s been on a free run with his little pal Grover (who just about managed to keep up with Harry’s long legs) and he’s been back to the big city again.

Reclining by the window

Harry was very calm and focused while we were in Leeds, he didn’t get too distracted by all the loud noises and heavy traffic, so we stayed longer than last time. He did get a bit of a fright though – we stopped and asked him to relieve himself at the side of the road, then just as he started, an ambulance went past and turned on it’s flashing lights and siren. Poor Harry completely forgot what he was supposed to be doing and looked around, aghast at the strange and very loud noise. Needless to say, we had to stop for toilet duty again about 10 minutes later, once Harry had recovered his composure.

Apart from that one little incident, Harry had a great time in the city. He loved the fact that it was busy and walked around wagging his tail and showing off, so that people would admire him!

Harry’s been to the vet again today, this time for a rash on his neck. It’s been there a while and at first we though it had been caused by his collar rubbing when it got wet, but it hasn’t got any better. Harry started to scratch it yesterday so we thought it best to let the vet have a look.  He gave him an injection of an anti-inflammatory to take away Harry’s urge to scratch, and he has tablets to take for the next 10 days.

Harry’s Supervisor has also given us a different collar for him to try and help stop any rubbing. It’s a very posh leather one, instead of the fabric snap-lock one that most Guide Dog puppies have.  Although it fits him like a glove, when we compared it to his first baby collar, which was also leather, we got quite a shock.

Big Collar, Little Collar

It’s hard to believe Harry’s neck was ever that small, so while we were at the vet’s today we weighed him. He’s now 33.7 kg – is there no end to his growth and weight gain?


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