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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.

February 11, 2009

Weekly update – 56 weeks

This week Harry’s life has revolved around the weather. Although some of his usual activities have been curtailed, he has had more than his fair share of fun in the snow. And he loved every minute of it.

Harry really enjoyed exploring in the snow, everything looked so different, although he was little put out when he found he couldn’t roll around in the mud in his favourite ditch. It had frozen over and all he could do was sniff at the ice and wonder where his personal supply of mud had gone.

Harry investigating his favourite ditch

Harry investigating the stream

Harry’s nose has been slowly turning pink over the last few weeks and the freezing weather has made it an even brighter shade. After he had finished snuffling around in the snow it glowed so much that he could have auditioned for the part of Rudolph.

Harry has still been on many of his regular outings, including a Pilates class and he even managed a trip to the dentist where he sat patiently in the waiting room despite all the strange noises coming from the surgery.

We also managed to take Harry away for a few days to the Lake District this week, where he got to go on lots of new and interesting walks, as well as increase his social skills in the hotel.

Harry made some new canine friends and also learned a new skill – how to safely climb through a stile in a wall. It took a little while for him to figure it out the first time, but after he’d done it once he wanted to go through it again and again. It was just as well we weren’t in a hurry.

Harry climbing through a stile

Harry climbing through a stile