Year 6 at St Peter’s Primary School in Wymondham lap up teachings from canine charity

The children get acquainted with Blythe, a three-year-old Golden Retriever PHOTO: Supplied
The children get acquainted with Blythe, a three-year-old Golden Retriever PHOTO: Supplied
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A representative from a charity which trains assistance dogs visited pupils at St Peter’s Primary School in Wymondham, to talk to them about how they help change people’s lives for the better.

On Friday, May 26, Canine Partners visited Year 6 and explained how man’s best friend are trained and what they do to help individuals who have physical disabilities.

The class said: “The dogs at Canine Partners are trained for 18 months to two years. They can grow to be amazing helpers after all of their training.

“The people who train the dogs train them to do different things like turning lights on and off, opening doors and drawers, helping to retrieve things and being a good, committed friend. There are three things that are essential for the dogs to learn; touch, tug and retrieve.

“When Pauline and demo pooch Blythe came in, they told us what age they start training the dogs and how long it takes to train these amazing companions.”

Inspired by the charity Year 6 have decided to contribute by organising a cake sale. All the money raised will go to Canine Partners to help train the dogs.