Elliot and his new guide dog owner Bob have just qualified as a working partnership! Bob and Elliot met for the first time when Elliot's trainer Tony took Elliott around for a visit at Bob's house. They got on like a house on fire and Tony knew that they were going to be the perfect match. After the initial meeting, Elliott went to stay with Bob and his wife Judy for the weekend, before they began training together. Training together began really well for the pair, Elliott picked up the routes which Bob uses on an everyday basis very quickly. As the partnership is still new, Judy is 'shadowing' the pair when they go out on their walks to make sure that they are both safe. Bob says that it takes time to get used to working with a new dog, but Elliott is great and definitely the dog for him.
"Elliott has given me back my independence, I will be able to go out without Judy and not feel worried. Elliot is great and we are really forming a great bond."
India's off to a flying start. Now that Elliott has qualified as a guide dog, we are now sponsoring a new puppy called India. Her puppy walker is Pat and India has already settled in very well. Pat explains that she is a loving and confident puppy who made herself very much at home right from the start. Pat helps out a few days a week in a school - and India loves to go along to get experience of being in this different environment. India is currently attending puppy classes with Pat which she very much enjoys.
Remember Crumble? Crumble had seven puppies and took to motherhood right from the beginning. She is now having a well earned rest and enjoying life with Mary, Brian and their other dog, Roza. As a guide dog mum, Crumble will have a maximum of five litters overall and will be retired by the time she is seven years old.