DHK Puppies in Training 2016


Lottie - Certified School Dog - Labrador

DHK Puppy in Training - East Sussex

Type of School Dog
Lottie is an Educational Assistance Dog and officially certified in April 2019

Owner/Handler of School Dog
Sarah Hammond

Where the DHK School Dog is based
Lottie works at Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School.

Assessment One, The DHK Entry Test
Lottie passed the DHK entry test in January 2017

Assessment Two, The DHK Welfare and Environment Assessment
Skippers Hill Manor Prep School passed their DHK Welfare and Environment Assessment in May 2017.

DHK Assessments Three to Eight - The DHK School Dog Training Programme Assessments
Lottie has passed all Four DHK Training Assessments, Assessment 5, The Classroom Assessment and Assessment 6, The School Dog Assessment.


Lottie was born in March 2016 and came to live with us here at Skippers when she was 8 weeks old. She has settled into life at our small, rural prep school like a dream and we just cannot imagine life without her! Lottie is a gentle, friendly and very calm chocolate labrador puppy who takes everything in her stride and who loves being around people. She has brilliant focus for such a young puppy and she loves training; we can't believe how much she has learnt already but we are all raring to go with the next stage.

When we started looking into the possibility of having a School Dog, we were were hugely impressed with the high standards and professionalism of Dogs Helping Kids and are so thrilled to be taking our first steps with such an amazing charity. We hope that Lottie will be able to play a full and active role in the school, particularly helping with our readers and providing support and encouragement for all our children.

 


Maeve - Labrador x Border Collie

DHK Puppy in Training - Exeter

Type of School Dog
Maeve is training to become a Support School Dog.

Owner/Handler of School Dog
Tom Bates

Where the DHK School Dog is based
Maeve is in training at Ellen Tinkham Special School in Exeter

DHK Assessments Three to Eight - The DHK School Dog Training Programme Assessments
Maeve has passed all Four DHK Training Assessments and Assessment 5 for Support Dogs.


Maeve is a Collie X Labrador, born on Dartmoor in September 2015.

I work as the Rural Skills Project Manager at a Special School in Devon, where we provide outdoor learning opportunities for young people (3-19yrs) with severe or profound learning difficulties. Many also have complex physical, sensory or behavioural additional needs. We focus on really hands on activities such as woodwork, pottery, outdoor cooking - over the fire or in the cob oven, bush-craft skills, horticulture and animal therapy.

Prior to Maeve's arrival we had mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, ferrets, goats and sheep living on site so, from outset, Maeve has been surrounded by creatures and people to get to know and make friends with.

Despite her age and breed, she is remarkably calm (most of the time!) and seems to take it all in her stride. She has been attending at the school on a daily basis but in terms of curriculum and working, she is in the background as we lay the foundations for what I hope will be a long and fruitful career.

After a recommendation from a member of staff at another special school in Devon, things have fallen into place brilliantly with getting on board with DHK and we have completed the puppy training day the advanced training day, passed the entry test, and now undertaking the School Dog Training Programme.

 


Quattro - Chocolate Labrador

DHK Puppy in Training - Swindon

Type of School Dog
Quattro is training to become an Educational Assistance Dog.

Owner/Handler of School Dog
Leanne Smy

Where the DHK School Dog is based
Quattro is in training at Goddard Park Primary School in Swindon.

Assessment One, The DHK Entry Test
Quattro passed the DHK Entry Test in March 2017.

Assessment Two, The DHK Welfare and Environment Assessment
Goddard Park Primary School passed the DHK Welfare and Environment Assessement in April 2017.

DHK Assessments Three to Eight - The DHK School Dog Training Programme Assessments
Quattro has passed all Four DHK Training Assessments and Assessment 5, the Classroom Assessment.


Quattro (born on the 27th May 2016, which just so happens to be my birthday too!) is a clever, handsome and very much adored puppy, who came to live with myself and my husband at 8 weeks old this year. He joined our little family at the start of the school holidays and spent his summer at puppy school and doing lots of fun training every day at home with the hope of joining DHK.

Quattro is training to become an Educational Assistance Dog at Goddard Park Primary School in Swindon. He spends his days relaxing on his settle mat and has quickly got used to the busy school environment; he even attends staff training and meetings because he's now a part of the Goddard Park team!

The needs of the children at Goddard Park are diverse. We hope that Quattro can eventually help us to support the children as he progresses in his training; from helping with motivating children to attend school and encouraging them to read, to being a calming influence in the classroom and a good friend to talk to.

After lots of research for someone who could help train Quattro for the job, I found DHK and we are very excited and keen to do well with them! I love the positive training methods DHK use and that I can guarantee, due to the rigorous assessments, that Quattro will be trained to a high standard before working with the children. Tracey is awesome and so knowledgeable - without a doubt DHK feels like the perfect choice for such a clever pup, who just loves to be around people.

I can't wait to see how Quattro progresses as I know he can give so much to the children at Goddard Park!

 


Bailey - Labradoodle

DHK Puppy in Training - Herefordshire

Business sponsor: Watson Fuels - view website

Type of School Dog
Bailey is training to become an Educational Assistance Dog.

Owner/Handler of School Dog
Jo Goodman

Where the DHK School Dog is based
Bailey is training at Ledbury Primary School, Herefordshire.

Assessment One, The DHK Entry Test
Bailey passed the DHK Entry Test in September 2017.

Assessment Two, The DHK Welfare and Environment Assessment
Ledbury Primary School passed the Welfare and Environment Assessment in November 2017

DHK Assessments Three to Eight - The DHK School Dog Training Programme Assessments
Bailey has passed DHK Assessments One, Two and Three.


Bailey was born in May 2016 and came to live with us at 8 weeks old. We spent the summer getting to know each other and doing lots of puppy training so that we were ready to begin working with DHK.
Bailey is training to be an Educational Assisstance Dog at Ledbury Primary School. Although he is still in the early stages of his training, he has already had a huge impact on staff and pupils alike and is very much part of our school family.
With support and guidance from DHK, and a lot of hard work, we hope that Bailey will be able to fulfil his potential and make a real difference to our pupils; increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem, motivating them to achieve their best and showing them how to respect and care for all animals.
It is a real privilege to be working with Bailey and DHK and I am looking forward to the next stage of our training.

 

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