Canine Partners is a charity which trains assistance dogs for adults with physical disabilities. Once selected for training, dogs are placed with volunteer ‘Puppy Parents’ who care for them full time from the age of 8 weeks to 15 months. During this period, puppies are taught basic obedience and socialising to instil confidence and prepare them for the wider world. At 15 months, the puppies move on to advance training.
On Tuesday, 31st October, we hosted a dozen puppies, accompanied by their ‘Parents’, to familiarise them with the particular sights and sounds of the Museum. This turned out to be a very worthwhile exercise for the dogs – and a fascinating additional attraction for our regular visitors! We look forward to it being repeated.