We are sitting down with a drink after the first hectic 8 hours with Rochester our new guide dog puppy. He arrived at midday with our puppy training supervisor and a bag full of stuff. Food – check, leads – check, big book of instructions – check! There has of course been no time to read anything, what with playing, feeding, peeing and pooing!
Rochester is a Golden Retriever/Labrador cross or in guide dog acronyms; a Grel! He is 7 weeks old and weighs in at 3.5kg. On the low side for a 7 week puppy, but he was one of a litter of 12! He certainly isn’t lacking an appetite and has been eagerly waiting for each of his feeds.
He has settled into his indoor kennel and has quite happily made his way into it without any encouragement….. which is where he is now after what has been a long and exhausting day; and that’s just us!