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Yes oh yes, but this is fur a furry good reason... there has been another update on Isaac... feeling proud of the lad!!!

Pupdate 5 – Advanced Training

We went to visit this shining star at our Reading Mobility Team and were very impressed with his progress since we last caught up with him. Isaac has now moved on to advanced training with Guide Dog Mobility Trainer Adrian, and they are an unstoppable pair!

“Isaac is just seamless, he is such a nice boy,” smiled Adrian. It was great to see Adrian and Isaac out and about in training. Adrian was making ‘mistakes’ when walking to get Isaac used to walking with a person who is blind. It didn’t faze Isaac though, he just carried on as normal and was using all of the skills he has now learnt. Gold star to Isaac!

When Adrian met Isaac the main thing he needed to work on with him was his confidence. “He just needed a bit more courage, I use clicker training but instead of the click I use the word ‘Yes’,” Adrian told us. Clicker training is a positive enforcement technique where every time a pup does something right, they hear the click alongside a treat if the trainer is feeling generous.

Isaac’s boarder, Cressi, told us that Isaac is a gentle lad. “He loves people and he is great in any situation.” The exciting news is that Isaac has recently been matched and will begin his partnership training very soon. 

We were told that his owner lives in Oxford and often visits the city centre, supermarkets and the park which soon Isaac will be guiding him to! He also has two teenage kids which is great for Isaac as he loves children. Soon they will begin to work together to learn their key routes and to build their working relationship and of course their bond.

We are so proud of Isaac and how far he has come and cannot wait to update you on his partnership in his next Pupdate in February!

7 comments:

  1. How rewarding for you to get to be a part of this! janice xx

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  2. Isaac is such a handsome and smart boy!! He will make someone a very confident guide dog
    Hugs Madi and Cecilia

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  3. So thrilled to hear Isaac is doing so well. We are sure he will become more confident and be an amazing guide.

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  4. I wish Isaac and his owner all the best, I hope they become a super team :O)

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  5. This is heartwarming!!! xx
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  6. Isaac is a hero! He has progressed so quickly. You must be proud!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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