We are sponsoring Hearing Dog puppy Forrest together as a practice and we will receive regular updates on his progress which we will share with you.
We’ve been enjoying following Forrest so much, that we have decided to sponsor another Hearing Dog puppy and so would love to introduce you to Rusty. Find out more about Rusty under the section on Forrest.
Forrest is an adorable black Labrador and we are told he is very calm, friendly and bright – the perfect qualities for a hearing dog, so they think he will do well when he gets to his training. We think he certainly looks adorable.
For part of Forrest's training, he needs to be happy when traveling on public transport. So, his volunteer puppy socialiser Caroline recently took him for an exciting trip by rail!
Here they are at the ticket hall. 'Please take extra care' says the sign behind. Forrest looks like it's not really a problem! There can often be a lot of bustle and noise in a ticket hall, but it looks like Caroline's done exactly the right thing, by taking him during a quiet period so he can just sit and become used to the surroundings.
Forrest needs to get used to the over-ground form of this transport first. Eventually he may need to help a deaf recipient navigate the actual underground, whether in London or in any of the other cities that has these systems. It's very important that Forrest is happy in all these situations - not just tolerating them, but actually calm and comfortable no matter what. He looks fairly calm and comfortable to us?
After a hard day's commuting, it's back out into the fresh air for our Forrest in, appropriately enough, a forest, with lovely leaf-strewn areas to sit down in.
And that’s it for the latest instalment on Forrest! The Hearing Dogs team tell us he’s a fantastic boy and they are really very proud of him.
We think Rusty looks awesome. More on him in our next pup-date!