Puppy Party - with Scotland’s cleverest pups

SOME of Glasgow’s cleverest puppies are having a party – and they’re inviting residents to join them!

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People will have a chance to meet puppies that are training to become assistance dogs for charity Canine Partners so that they can one day help disabled people with everyday tasks and boost their independence.

There will also be demonstrations from existing puppy parents showcasing some of the skills they teach the dogs and people will have a chance to speak to trainers and volunteers at the event at Rouken Glen Pavilion in Rouken Glen Road, Glasgow from 10.30am-12.30pm on August 16.

It comes as Canine Partners is urgently recruiting more people to become puppy parents, also known as puppy walkers, special volunteers who look after and help train future assistance dogs in their homes until they are about 12 to 14 months old.

The volunteers provide early socialisation, taking the puppy into different environments and introducing it to different people, objects and animals so that it is confident and happy in any situation it may encounter when it begins working with a disabled person.

They also help with basic obedience and skills training, with support from one of the charity’s experienced puppy trainers.

Among the charity’s current puppy parents is Marjorie Johnston who is currently looking after her third puppy, Ursa, a six-month-old Labrador cross golden retriever.

The 60-year-old mum-of-three from Kilmarnock, said: “I had been involved in the charity in other ways, but then I had a bit of time on my hands so decided to become a puppy parent.

“People say it must be hard giving the puppy up but you have to think about what they end up doing. When you see an active partnership it makes it all worthwhile.

“The Glasgow group is friendly and a good community. We sometimes meet up outside our puppy training classes for a coffee together.

“It’s very social and it’s great to see the puppies’ progress. It’s fun taking them around the shops and introducing them to new things and places.”

Canine Partners Scotland’s puppy trainer Verity Bowell added: “It is vital that Canine Partners recruits more puppy parents so that we can help change the lives of more disabled people.

“Without these essential volunteers, we cannot train the numbers of dogs that are needed.

“By taking a puppy into their homes our volunteers know they can make an enormous difference and give someone back their independence.”

Puppy parents receive full ongoing support, both at their homes and at puppy training classes. Food, equipment, vet bills and temporary holiday care is provided.

For more information call 01730 716017 or visit caninepartners.org.uk/puppyparties.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Puppy Party - with Scotland’s cleverest pups are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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