Sponsored Guide Dog Update

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Cally is now 9 months old (we can’t believe how quickly time has passed) and apparently she has come a long way in a short space of time.

Her puppy walkers have taken her to Barnes, the Olympic Village and the Bank of England fun day both in London. She has also been to Hever Castle where there were lots of swans and cygnets, “Cally wasn’t interested in them, she was as good as gold.” says her puppy walker Lorna.

Cally has been out and about on buses, trains and many car journeys. Lorna explained “On a recent train journey, there was a wide gap at one of the station platforms and I thought Cally might have a problem but she just jumped onto the train with no hesitation.”

Well done Cally, one day, Cally’s future owner may use a variety of different forms of transport so it is important that she is trained on them all.

Lorna described Cally as “A delightful companion, she’s a pleasure to have in the house, loves her walks into town and seems to really enjoy shopping at the supermarket." Lorna went on to say “Cally loves people, especially children! She is very gentle with them, she even seems to know when a child is worried by dogs and sits very still.”

Cally is doing very well in her training and her obedience is good. It won’t be long now until Cally goes off to Guide Dog Training School, and all the training that Lorna has given her can be built upon so that one day Cally will be partnered with a person who is blind or partially sighted.

The photograph shows her with her puppy walker Lorna.

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Cally's off to a flying start

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Cally has now moved into her Puppy Walker’s house in Kent, and in these crucial months she will be introduced to lots of new experiences, like going to shops and restaurants and using public transport. She will also be taught basic obedience commands such as “sit", “stay”and “wait”.

We are told that Cally’s basic obedience training is coming along nicely and she was recently awarded her Bronze Kennel Club certificate, which is amazing for such a young age.

Lorna, Cally’s puppy walker has already taken her on some public transport to get her used to the busy sights and sounds ready for the future.

“She behaved brilliantly on the bus” Lorna told us “and we are planning her first journey on a train next month - we are sure that Cally won’t disappoint”.

Next month Lorna and the other puppy walker Stephen will be taking Cally and Clio (another puppy in training with her) on holiday. They will be spoilt with lots of free runs, but will also be practising some of their newly learnt commands.

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The Greenwich Natural Health Centre is sponsoring a guide dog puppy. Her name is Cally and at the moment she is just six weeks old.

From 0 - 6 weeks she will remain with her mother and siblings at home. She will then have her health checks and immunisations before moving to the National Breeding Centre.

We are told she loves being mischievous and teasing her brothers and sisters during play time.

It will take two years for Cally to complete her training and be matched with her new owner. We will be receiving regular photographs and pupdates on her progress.

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