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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.

March 25, 2009

Weekly updates – 62 weeks

Harry’s week has been full of turmoil this week. It started last Wednesday at Pilates class. He was quite happily enjoying a snooze (Pilates long ago ceased to be of interest to him – now he just views the whole experience as a great excuse for a power nap) when all of a sudden the fire alarm woke him from his dreams. He immediately jumped up looking for the source of the noise. He didn’t panic or even bark, but he did need to check where everyone was and what they were doing.

Back at home everything was upside down with the arrival of builders to do some work on the house. He soon became really good friends with them and every time they stopped for tea, Harry could be found enticing them to play.

Harry checking out the builder's tools

Harry checking out the builder's tools

Harry took a great deal of interest in everything that was going on and spent a lot of time preoccupied with their supply of tools, especially the locked tool box. Every evening after they left he had to do a full inspection of what they’d left behind.

Harry has been back into Leeds city centre again this week. He really enjoys these trips – the busier the better as far as he’s concerned. He loves walking through department stores as the scents and smells change for department to department so he never gets bored.

We still have some work to do with him though, his dislike of shoe shopping hasn’t improved. All that sitting round waiting for people to try things on bores him to pieces – it’s a typical male response, except he shows his displeasure by lying down, going to sleep and then snoring very loudly.

Harry out shopping

Harry out shopping