The training of a real life Hero Pupdate 4
Welcome to Hero’s fourth pupdate!
It’s been a busy month for our (not so little) Hero, aside from growing up fast, he has also been out and about helping and supporting Guide Dogs whenever he can.
Two such events that he attended to help support Guide Dogs were the Brighton Marathon and Virgin London Marathon. Hero attended the post-race receptions to not only give all the fantastic runners representing Guide Dogs a lovely lick and a cuddle once they had finished but also to allow them the opportunity to meet the guide dogs of the future. Hero had a fantastic time at both events meeting all of our incredible runners, we have also been informed that he thoroughly enjoyed his first trip on the London Underground!
Hero is still learning commands from his puppy walker but he also attends puppy training classes, he goes every two weeks and this helps him learn more complex instructions to help him on his guide dog journey. This will also eventually allow him to become part of the Guide Dog display team when he reached his next stage of training, to help educate people about the fantastic work that these dogs do. Although for the moment Hero is concentrating on enjoying his puppy training classes (and the treats that come with it).
Part of a guide dog puppy’s training is to experience as many different aspects of everyday life as possible, to help prepare them for when they are a working guide dog. One such experience that Hero’s puppy walker treated him to was a trip on the ‘Thames Clipper’ a high speed river bus, we hear that Hero thoroughly enjoyed this experience and took to it like a duck to water!
Remember to look out next month for Hero’s fifth pupdate on the training of a real life Hero, where we will hear all about his time attending Dogs Unite at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!
We hope you like the below picture of Hero patiently waiting for his ‘tube’ to the Virgin London Marathon post-race reception.