Benji and Fearne have been practising in cities, Brock has had his first training class, and Pluto is a settling superstar. Go behind the scenes to find out what our clever hearing dog pups have been learning.
From Ruby and Bran at the very start of their training, through to incredible news about cocker spaniel Wilbur - it's time to go behind the scenes to find out what our amazing future hearing dogs have been learning.
Every person with hearing loss has different needs and lifestyles, so a great deal of our dogs’ training is bespoke to the needs of individuals. This helps us to create long-lasting partnerships that transform lives.
When Nadine applied for a hearing dog, she hoped it would ease her day-to-day struggles and worries, but what she didn’t expect was for her new four-legged companion to change her outlook and life entirely.
Pluto, Elvis and Gerry have been learning all about public transport, cocker spaniel puppy Aled has started his training and wonderful Wish has some very special news. It has been a busy few weeks for our clever hearing dogs in training.
Over and above being a very talented dog trainer, Aimee also takes the most amazing photos, which really help us to spread awareness. If you ever need to see a happy face, then Mocha’s Instagram page is the place to go!
Unquestionably, saying goodbye can be a challenging part of being a volunteer with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Here are some favourite pieces of advice, and other wise words, from volunteers who have been through the experience.
When Lauren’s first hearing dog Sam retired, she knew there would be big paws to fill. However, black Labrador Douglas stepped in to give Lauren the confidence she needed to live life the way she wants, just like Sam had done before.
Ned has reached a big milestone in his training, Eric has been practising in public places, and little Rose is such a quick learner! Our hearing dogs in training have been busy in their classes - find out what they have been up to.