This month in training: July 2022

Posted by Matt Sadler

Cockapoo Freckles has started her hearing dog training, Nudge has been on a train for the first time and Zippy has wonderful news to tell you. Find out what else our clever pups have been learning in their classes.

1. Say hello to the gorgeous Freckles

Cockapoo Freckles sitting on the grass with a blue dog toy

Just how cute is cockapoo Freckles?

Freckles has recently started her early hearing dog training and she is being encouraged to investigate lots of new objects and have as much fun as possible.

2. Nudge is the perfect passenger

Black Labrador Nudge is lying on the floor of a train

A big well done to Nudge, who was the perfect passenger on his first train journey.

As hearing dogs may use public transport when with their deaf partner, it's important they are comfortable with the experience.

Nudge settled brilliantly and was a credit to his trainer.

3. Paris and Pedro are looking extra smart in their burgundy jackets

Cocker spaniels Paris and Pedro are both wearing their burgundy training jackets

Siblings Paris (left) and Pedro have been awarded their burgundy training jackets after passing the second of their training - the 'Puppy Two Star'.

Our clever cocker spaniels will wear their jackets when practising in public places like shops and cafes, and while on public transport.

4. Biscuit is flying high in his training

Two photos of yellow Labrador Biscuit at an airport

Hearing dog in training Biscuit has been to an airport for the first time.

It's important our dogs feel comfortable and happy in many different public places and Biscuit did brilliantly in a busy environment.

He even showed off his lovely settle as he waited patiently to in the terminal.

Yellow Labrador Biscuit settling at an airport

5. Eccles had a lot of fun practising her recall

Cocker spaniel Eccles is sitting on a pathway in-between two patches of grass

Cocker spaniel Eccles has been making great progress with her off-lead recall.

Recall is an incredibly important skill for any dog to have and Eccles is doing a fab job practising hers.

6. Zippy is going to be a life-changing hearing dog!

Finally, we have some big news for Zippy, as our clever cocker spaniel has passed his assessment to be a life-changing hearing dog!

Zippy has been an absolute joy to train and his funny expressions have made us smile from day one.

Congratulations to Zippy and his amazing team.

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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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