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This is Becket, my guide dog puppy. Would just like to let everyone know what a lovely rewarding job I have. Becket will be 1 on 13 December. He goes to big school at the beginning of February, so he will no longer be my dog. I've had him since he was 7 weeks, he is calm, gentle and clever :)th_image_zps2ea05aac.jpgth_image_zpsbd2f2aa3.jpgth_image_zpsf57b5e48.jpgth_image_zpse12f3588.jpg

 

He is named after St Thomas a Becket, and no we don't choose the names :lol:

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Oh Sonya what a sweetie.What a great job you do,I don't know how you can let them go.I foster children and have a baby going for adoption in New Year whom we have had since she was 3 weeks and she is 14 months We love her to bits but I think I would find it harder to give up a doggie!!!I meet a chap at vets with Alsation guide dog puppy and he was telling me the dog was very much a one man dog and was bonded to him and I often thought how he would transfer to his new owner.Will you get a new one when he moves on?

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What a fab job you do ... I'd struggle to let them go too ... do they keep in touch?!

Good luck at big school Becket, I'm sure you will do very well!

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It's heartbreaking when they go, hopefully his new owner will keep in touch. They don't have to. I will get another one when he goes. Will post picture :)

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It would be lovely if you could keep us up to date too with Becket's progress ... you are very brave to puppy walk and then let them go - I'm guessing Becket isn't your first. Hope you don't have to spend Christmas cramming for his exams!!!! :lol:

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I'd love to keep you updated. No cramming for Christmas, he's going on holiday (as we are). A very nice lady called jan is a puppy boarder for guide dogs. She adores Becket :D

 

BTW Grandmashazzie you are doing the most wonderful job. I was thinking about fostering before I looked into puppy walking. Decided that would be too much heartache for me :)

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What a lovely thing to do, and although I can only imagine how hard it is to let them go you know it's for such an amazing job.

 

:clap::clap::clap: and wishing him all the luck for his future.

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What a truly fabulous job you are doing :clap: Only yesterday I marveled at how a German Shepherd Guide dog helped his owner on to a train, find a seat and then off the train again. All unaided. The bond between owner and dog was immense ~ I dont think he ever stopped stroking him all the time we were on the train. I usually find GSD's scary but this one seemed wise and so kind. A real tribute to Guide Dogs and his early puppy walker. Totally love the Guide Dogs organisation. Well done again Axx

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Becket leaving Feb 4th, for big school :)

 

Bless him, wishing him all the best for the next chapter in his amazing future.

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Wow what an amazing job you do. i would love to help like you do as these dog go on to make such a difference to someone. :clap:

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A day of mixed emotions I imagine - pleased that Becket is moving on with his journey/career, but you must feel devastated!?

I'm very pleased to see that he'd packed his belongings nicely - he needs his PJs and pyjamas at school!!!!

I bet you missed him last night.

Good luck Becket!

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I just saw this - I puppywalked a guide dog, she was called Patsy and she 'graduated' in 2007. Sadly we never heard much more about her but she was a gorgeous character who loved working men in hi-viz!

I've only done one puppy, partly because we fell in love with her and missed her and partly because it is a massive responsibility.

I have thought of puppy walking again in the future for police dogs or for Hounds for Heroes.

It is very rewarding and I'm proud that we did it.

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It is a lovely job. Becket has been in training a month now. He's doing really well. I've had a few phone calls from kennels. He will be going into harness next week. I'm sure he'll be fine with it. He takes everything in his stride.

 

My new pup Storm is just georgeous and we are enjoying him very much :D

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Update on Becket. He has moved on to advanced training, in Reading. He's gone a little early because he's doing so well. They think they want him to guide a child or teenager, even have a young boy in mind. I'm very proud :D

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I got a new one before becket left grandmashazzie, Storm is 7 months old th_imagejpg1_zpsfd8235b5.jpg

 

He's doing really well too :D. Might even be a stud :D

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