Guide Dog Training
Mosslands School is exploring a new, very exciting charitable venture. The Faraday House Team wish to undertake the training of a guide dog puppy, commencing in the Autumn Term
Mosslands School is exploring a new, very exciting charitable venture. The Faraday House Team wish to undertake the training of a guide dog puppy, commencing in the Autumn Term. This is a ground breaking project, and we believe it’ll be the first of its kind nationally. The Guide Dog will be a working dog in training, not a school pet.
Guide dog puppies are usually trained continually from the age of six weeks. The training includes coping with busy, social situations and noise disturbance. This is followed, at twelve months by intensive training from the Guide Dog Association. The pup is then matched with a blind or partially sighted person, for whom they become the guide and crucial link with the outside world.
Mrs Kemp will be the key puppy trainer. This will mean that she will be responsible for the day to day supervision of the dog and its instructional needs. The dog will live with Mrs Kemp, but attend school on a daily basis, staying within the Faraday House Office in a specially adapted dog crate. During the day the dog will require exercise and toileting; these will be done in a safe location, away from pupils. There will be the opportunity for pupils to become involved with the pup, under strict supervision and careful hygiene. We hope that this may lead to an accredited qualification for boys who are keen to understand and contribute to the Guide Dogs for the Blind’s society work.
This is a wonderful opportunity for Mosslands School to get involved in a really worthwhile cause, that will give us national recognition.
If you have any concerns/questions regarding the proposal please contact Mrs Kemp. Please let us know of any allergies to dogs/hair.