Northern Training Academy
Check-In with Finn is back!
It's been a long while, but Finn finally saw his friends in the NTA office again this week!
He brought plenty of toys with him and enjoyed his routine lunchtime walk in the sunny surroundings of the office!
Finn once again kept the office staff entertained - and posed for the camera below!
In case you missed it:
Our Business Development Director, Mandy, has adopted Finn, a Black Labrador before he undergoes specialist training to become a guide dog.
Puppy Raisers play a vital role in the early socialisation and education of guide dogs. At about seven weeks of age, puppies like Finn start their early training, until between 12-16 months of age. Finn will then head off to a training centre to begin his specialised training.
Mandy and her family care for, feed, and train Finn, teaching him basic obedience commands, as well as allowing him to meet new people and experience different sounds and situations. This helps him prepare for the tasks he'll perform as a guide dog.
Being a Puppy Raiser is highly rewarding, challenging, and fun, offering a chance to learn new skills, meet like-minded people, and do something really amazing by helping to transform the life of an adult with disabilities.
To find out more about the Puppy Raiser scheme, check out the Guide Dogs website.
Check out our favourite shots of Finn below!
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Check back soon for another Finn update!