A day in the life of hearing dog Albert
Posted by Matt Sadler
What do hearing dogs do is a question we are often asked, so we followed life-changing hearing dog Albert to see how he helps his deaf partner, Sarah, in a typical day.
Expect sounds, shopping and plenty of playing.
07:30 – Wakey, wakey! First I wake up my mum because she can’t hear her alarm clock go off.
08:00 – Then it’s straight into the garden for a quick sniff around.
08:30 – The most important meal of the day, it’s breakfast time and sometimes I get so excited that I dance around. I have half in my favourite Kong as I eat too quickly.
09:30 – Walkies time… Well I prefer jumping!
09:45 – I’m sure I saw a squirrel up there.
10:30 – Off to the shops on the bus and I get to wear my uniform.
10:40 – I always look up at my mum to make sure she’s okay.
11:15 – We’ve gone food shopping. If I’m good I might get treats.
11:30 – I’m an expert at walking alongside the trolley.
12:30 – On the busy bus home, but that doesn’t bother me.
13:15 – Yay, I got treats!
14:30 – There’s always time for a spot of sunbathing.
16:30 – Walkies time and look at my bouncy ears.
18:00 – One of my jobs is to let mum know when the cooker timer goes off and I get lots of treats for doing so.
18:20 – The best time of the day – dinner time!
18:45 – Must work out how to solve this puzzle.
19:25 - This toy is bigger than me!
20:00 - I have a quick groom and health check every night. I’m so relaxed that I often fall asleep.
20:20 - One last check of the garden to make sure there are no squirrels.
20:45 - I always brush my teeth with doggy toothpaste before bed.
21:00 – I’m dreaming about squirrels and tomorrow’s adventures.
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