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
Partnership Ceremonies are held every few months as an opportunity to celebrate those partnerships which have been recently created. It is the culmination of a huge team effort, involving the dog's breeder, the Puppy Parents who nurture, care and start the basic training of our puppies, the foster carers and the Advanced Trainers who produce such a highly motivated and skilled dog. The dogs' sponsors are also invited.
It is a joyous and emotional day when everyone involved in that process comes together to meet up and celebrate each Partnership.