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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 4, 2009

Weekly update – 59 weeks

This post is quite a mile-stone because tomorrow marks the anniversary of Harry’s arrival with us here at Number 58. It’s hard to believe, but he’s been with us for a whole year now.

Harry on his cushion aged 7 weeks

Harry on his cushion aged 7 weeks

When he first arrived he loved to spend time on his small cushioned pad. He used to watch everything that went on in the kitchen from this vantage point. Now, he still has the same pad, but it’s only big enough for him to use as a pillow for his head. Quite often he carries it through to his favourite spot in the front room and settles down there for his afternoon nap.

One year on - Harry using his pad as a pillow

One year on - Harry using his pad as a pillow

This week Harry’s been to puppy class where, along with the other older Guide Dog pups in the area, he was put through his paces with some new exercises. Not only did he have to concentrate what he was doing without being distracted by all his pals, he also had to ignore lots of different soft toys which were dotted about the floor. Soft toys are Harry’s favourite kind of toy so it took all of his self control to ignore them, but he managed to concentrate and walk straight past them.

Harry’s highlight of the week was definitely his free run on Friday. Not only did he get to play in the river for the first time in a long time, but he also made a couple of new friends that day. Two Labradors called Harry and Rolo that were just as pleased to be playing in the river as he was. When it came time to call him out, both Harrys came running out the water together, closely followed by Rolo. They had become such great friends that we thought we were going to have to take all three of them home.

Harry, Harry and Rolo in the river

Harry, Harry and Rolo in the river


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