Guide Dog Puppies

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  1. Boogie

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    Yes, there are two schemes. Name a puppy £2,500 and you get to choose the name and a photo.

    Sponsor a puppy £5,000 and you get progress reports and a visit to see the pup.

    I did the first with Coffee and I'm doing the second to call a pup 'Ray' after my Mum.

    https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/suppor...nate/name-a-puppy-change-a-life/#.WWYrfbHTWfA

    Here is the lovely Coffee who I fundraised to name - by coincidence he's being puppy walked near me and I've met him several times at puppy class. He's nine months old now, the same age as Mollie. He's a typical GR :D

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    Oooo lovely Coffee xx :)

    Thanks Mags xx
     
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    Guide Dogs have a new harness. I think they look a lot like some of the harnesses we use. This boy, Oakley, lives on a narrowboat! He's amazing, he can find the bakery and station in any town just by smell.

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    Such beautiful and clever dogs :D
     
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    Makes me feel really humble.
     
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    We need to train him to find the pub and chip shop too:D
     
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    Now that's a full service Service Dog! :D
     
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    Dogs are just awesome
     
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    Pretty sure my hubby can find the pub in any town. I'm not sure if it's smell, or maybe some sort of internal beer-divining system.
     
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    Mine too and in any Country :nod:
     
  11. Boogie

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    Mollie and Tatze having a maul followed by a little recall.

    :)

     
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    I can find bakeries anywhere! :p

    Riggs does his darndest to get his "big brother" Riddick to play-wrestle with him!
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    Fabulous photo!

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    I always take a lot of pictures of my dogs, but with Guide Dog Puppy Riggs (born on a Friday), I have been taking a portrait picture every Friday, in a similar seated position, and I am compiling them into a little movie for when he is a year old to show how he has grown and changed! :)
    Here's the first one I took when he was 7 weeks old - the day we fetched him - and the one I took when he was 17 weeks old! :heart:
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    I love that harness! In South Africa they are still brown leather, but this is so much more visible!
     
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    The usual harness is white leather. I think it will be a long time before they all have the new webbing one. They train in a brown leather harness.

    :)

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    He looked quite grown up even at 7 weeks!
     
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    @Boogie I love that video of the pups running around the pots in the garden!

    Yesterday Guide Dog puppy Riggs (left) and his brother Ringo had an outing to a mall-slash-casino near us. It was nice and quiet, but there are loads of weird and wonderful things to see including an arcade and a bowling alley, and fountains and different kinds of staircases.
    Here they are practising a close-together-sit-stay. :)
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    They are so good together!

    :D

    Mollie is meeting her brother, Samson, tomorrow- I can't see us being able to get such a calm photo lol

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    @Boogie Just curious -on Facebook, a poster said that puppy walkers are not allowed to use clicker training. Is that the case?
     
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