Early 2017 Sargeant Partnership decided that we wanted to do a Fundraising project. We didn’t just want to raise money we wanted to fund a set project so that the firm could see the end result and how it benefited someone.
After researching various options it was decided that we would undertake to raise £20,000 to fund a Canine Partner Dog through its training and working life. These amazing dogs assist people living with physical disabilities go about their day to day life by assisting or carrying out many tasks most of us take for granted.
We have raised the £20,000 which has funded Floyd.
Floyd is a lovely boy who is making steady progress with all his training tasks including touch, tug and retrieve – he doesn’t always get it right but he is willing to give anything a try! He is well settled in his home with three other dogs and gets on well with them all. He can occasionally be vocal when someone passes the house but his puppy parent is quick to interrupt such behaviour and reward non vocal activity. As he is on a food trial to help with problems with his ears his food rewards are not that interesting but he is responding well both indoors and out on a free run. He loads and unloads in to the car quite happily and recently was able to practise getting on and off a stationary train. He walks sensibly on busier streets and needs only a little support from his handler.