It doesn’t get better than the Isle of Wight does it? All that sunshine and the smell of salty brine and fish as the ferry gently chugs across the inviting blue sea, its flag rustling in the warm breeze. And that’s pretty much what it was like on Wednesday when I visited our army of volunteer puppy parents as they met for their weekly puppy class in Godshill Scout Hall. All of the above applied, plus a choc chip cookie on the voyage over, just to put the icing on the cake. The only fly in the ointment was the early start in order to check in at 7.30am at Portsmouth Harbour, but that’s ok. We ‘sea dogs’ like early starts, after all. Read more
Essex Puppy Training Satellite
The Essex satellite started in 2008. Training classes take place at Writtle College in Chelmsford, who generously donate their facilities free of charge. Being based at an agricultural college means that we have plenty of opportunity to socialise the puppies with other animals, including the large selection of horses that we share a campus with.
We also regularly go out and about with our puppies to provide them with experiences of lots of different environment. This includes retail parks, supermarkets, and for some reason lots of coffee shops!
We also have to get the pups used to travelling on public transport so we also go on regular visits to Stansted Airport, train stations and bus stations. Last year Firstbus Essex even gave us our own bus for the day to help with the puppies training.
As for me, I have been training companion dogs for nearly 8 years and have also studied British Sign Language which has proved very useful in helping Deaf dog owners to train their dogs. I am currently owned by a Jack Russell Terrier that I train and compete with in obedience and agility.
Contact Emily Lawrence, Satellite Co-ordinator on 07956 178 543, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Up and Coming Events in Essex and surrounding counties below, please read the details for further information.
East Region Fundraising Team, read more here..
Canine Partners appreciate all your support and if you would like information on Canine Partners' volunteer opportunities in Essex, please contact us; Kirsty Buxton, East Region Fundraiser on 0845 2090750 or email email@example.com
For information on each Puppy Training Satellite utilise these links:
West Sussex; East Sussex; Hull; Bedford; Gloucester; Southampton; Staffordshire; Isle of Wight; East Scotland; West Scotland.