Hi Justin and all,
Gosh I can't remember the last time I was active within our group
emails...Anyhow, now that I have finished my studies, I'll try and
come along to the meet ups sometimes, and if there are fundraising
activities locally, I'll do my best to come along and support them. Is
there anything in the pipeline?
Best wishes to all,
On Mon, 4 Oct 2021 at 17:29, Justin Wright <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Angela and Paul shared this and I thought I’d pass it on for you all to read.
Radnor is the puppy which Paul’s Lodge raised funds for and named. It was
lovely reading the update, and I understand arrangements are being made to
bring the puppy to visit.
Radnor continues to progress through the puppy raising stage, we’ve been in
touch with his Puppy Raiser, Rob, one last time to find out how they’ve been
getting on. Rob told us that Radnor has been making lovely progress with his
training and that he’s doing all that’s expected of a pup of his age.
Radnor’s lead work is now of a very high standard, and he is able to maintain
the basic guiding position, which is in front and to the left of Rob, with
light to moderate tension on the lead. This is a great skill, teaching pups
to be a secure and steady guide. Rob said that the main thing they are
focusing on is curbing Radnor’s enthusiasm, which although great for his work
ethic, is less appealing when he ‘walks everywhere really fast’, so tends to
pull a little. However, Radnor is a fast learner and is already responding
well to this extra training to be calmer.
Busy situations, such as town centres, are where Radnor excels - he’s able to
stay focused and relaxed and nothing fazes him at all. Rob has found Radnor
to be much calmer in these crowded places than just out walking on pavements.
When Radnor has his training jacket on, he seems to go into ‘work mode’ and
concentrates on the task at hand really well. If they stop off at a café,
Radnor settles quickly and patiently waits until it’s time to go. Lifts and
stairs pose no problems for Radnor - he is happy to use either whenever he
Rob said that he loves puppy raising Radnor and described him as a cheeky,
but sensitive, soul who loves carrots and car rides! Radnor is a very
sociable boy too; Rob told us that that they have a good friendship group on
free runs, and the other owners always praise Radnor’s fantastic manners with
other dogs and his recall skills. In fact, Radnor is so universally adored,
that when he has been to stay with boarders or visited Rob’s friends, people
don’t want to give him back as he is so good and sweet! At home, mischievous
Radnor has perfected the unusual art of bringing out his loudest, squeakiest
toy every single time Rob is on a work Zoom call! We hope you’ve enjoyed
Radnor’s latest pupdate and we’ll be in touch again soon to celebrate
Radnor’s birthday with you. We’ll also let you know when he makes the move to