The dogs are now back training properly, albeit with some necessary restrictions in place but none impactful on the dogs at all.
Here is Champ out training in Cork with trainer, Cliodhna. He has his Guide Dog harness and training is all going very well.
Izzy is working with trainer Ciara and is going to soon graduate as a Guide Dog.
Hank has been working with trainer, Martin and he should be able to begin training with the family soon.
Here he is with his blue harness which denotes him as a proud Assistance Dog graduate! He has been matched to a family in Cork who’s son has autism and will begin home training with them in the next week or so. Strict measures will be in place for the trainers as they work with the family and PPE equipment will be used.
We're thrilled to see the first of the three dogs graduate on to one of the programmes! Well done Hank!