This month in training: January 2022

Posted by Matt Sadler

Little Lyra has some very good news, Ned has been exploring and Austin's soundwork is amazing! All this and more as we find out what our clever pups and hearing dogs in training have been up to.

1. Little Lyra is a superstar!

Cocker spaniel Lyra sitting next to her certificate, which was awarded for passing the first stage of her hearing dog training

Cocker spaniel Lyra has received her certificate for passing the first stage of hearing dog training!

Lyra is such a sweet girl, who is doing brilliantly in her early training. We are so proud of her.

You can find out what Lyra will be learning during her 'Puppy Two Star' training here.

2. Great job Gerry

Black Labrador sitting next to nine treats and is looking away from them

Gerry proved he is far better than us at resisting treats as he did a great job practising his impulse control.

Self control is important for any happy and relaxed dog, and Gerry thoroughly enjoyed his tasty rewards for waiting so patiently.

3. You're looking so smart Fearne

A close up of yellow Labrador Fearne wearing her burgundy training jacket

Clever Fearne is getting used to wearing her burgundy jacket before she starts training in public places.

Fearne will start practising in quiet shops and cafes once she has passed the second stage of her training, and we know she will take the new environments in her stride.

4. Awesome Austin

A close up of cocker spaniel Austin lying on the floor in our 'danger signal' pose whilst looking at the camera

Cocker spaniel Austin showed the results of his training with this amazing alert to a smoke alarm.

Our dogs alert to most sounds by leading their partner to the source.

However, the danger signal saw Austin lie down, so he didn't take his trainer into a hazardous situation.

5. Watch out world, Ned is coming!

Black Labrador puppy Ned sitting outside at a park and looking at the camera

Little Ned has been on his first ever off-lead walk.

All those recall games paid off and Ned even stopped playing with some new friends to come back for his treat.

Well done Ned!

6. Eric is a very popular fundraiser

Cocker spaniel Eric at a fundraising event wearing his burgundy training jacket and sitting in front of the camera

Hearing dog puppy Eric showed some lovely focus when he attended a fundraising event before Christmas.

Not only did Eric help to spread awareness about Hearing Dogs, but the event was also the perfect opportunity for him to practise being in public places.

7. Congratulations Ember

Amazing news to bring you as miniature poodle Ember has passed her assessment to be a life-changing hearing dog.

You'll see Ember on a train and in a supermarket, as well as alerting to a cooker timer and fire siren.

Congratulations and thank you so much to 'Team Ember'.

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Hi everyone, I'm Matt and I look after the Charity's social media, blog and e-newsletter.

I spend a lot of my day talking about our hearing dog superstars - it's a hard life!

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