My Dogs

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Michelle is my current working guide dog. She was trained by Debbie and Andrew Gower and puppy walked by Vivien and Bruce Baker. They all did a great job as she is a special girl! She is beautifully behaved with a gentle nature. She is working nicely and is keen to please and loves finding things for me, such as Marks & Spencer! I am so lucky to have her.

Picture of Annabel with Michelle Picture of Annabel and Michelle with Guide Dogs Instructor, 
Andrew Gower

Annabel and Michelle

Annabel and Michelle

with Guide Dogs Instructor, Andrew Gower

Picture of Michelle with her teddy

Michelle and her teddy

Picture of Annabel with Michelle Picture of Annabel and Michelle with Guide Dogs Instructor, 
Andrew Gower

Annabel and Michelle

Annabel and Michelle with Guide Dogs Instructor, Andrew Gower

  Picture of Michelle with her teddy  
 

Michelle and her teddy

 

My guide dog Page was named after Jimmy Page, the guitarist, by her sponsor. She is a black labrador/retriever cross. She was born on 25 July, 2010. I started training with her on 19th March, 2012. She was trained by Katie Gaskell and is a brilliant worker. We qualified on 5th April, 2012. She is lots of fun and still very puppy-like when not working. She takes her work very seriously but when she is at home, she lets off steam and chews every shoe, sock or phone charger she can get hold of!!! In short, she is gorgeous! Many thanks go to Carol Haynes who puppy walked her!

Picture of Page and Annabel on the patio

Page and Annabel on the patio

  Picture of Page and Annabel on the patio  
 

Page and Annabel on the patio

 

AMY

Amy was my 3rd guide dog. She was born in Scotland on 21st July, 2001. Amy is a flat-coated retriever which is quite unusual for a guide dog. Her Father is Hawk, a working gundog, and her Mother is Teresa. They have had several litters together. Amy was trained at Forfar and then in Nottingham. Her advanced training was done by Kate, and how well she trained Amy! Amy is the best working dog I have had, caring, cautious and responsible. At home, she's fun and noisy, barking loud (in a Scottish accent) and often!! She loves to play with her many toys and run with her friends in the local park.

Picture of Amy Picture of Annabel and Amy at the Training Centre Picture of Annabel with Amy in her Harness on the Driveway

This is me, Amy

Annabel and Amy

at the Training Centre

Annabel with Amy in her

Harness on the Driveway


Picture of Annabel, Amy, Janet and Big Brother Cracker Picture of Amy on Orrest Head

Annabel, Amy, Janet

and Big Brother Cracker

Amy on Orrest Head

Picture of Amy at Millerground, Windermere 2007 Picture of Amy Lying in Front of the Christmas Tree

Amy at Millerground, Windermere 2007

Amy Lying in Front of the Christmas Tree

Picture of Amy Picture of Annabel and Amy at the Training Centre Picture of Annabel with Amy in her Harness on the Driveway

This is me, Amy

Annabel and Amy at the Training Centre

Annabel with Amy in her Harness on the Driveway


Picture of Annabel, Amy, Janet and Big Brother Cracker Picture of Amy on Orrest Head

Annabel, Amy, Janet and Big Brother Cracker

Amy on Orrest Head

Picture of Amy at Millerground, Windermere 2007 Picture of Amy Lying in Front of the Christmas Tree

Amy at Millerground, Windermere 2007

Amy Lying in Front of the Christmas Tree



Mandy was my 2nd guide dog. She was a black labrador. When Mandy retired, she became John's pet.

Picture of Mandy as a Puppy Picture of Picture of Mandy on Arran Rocks

Mandy as a Puppy

Picture of Mandy on Arran Rocks


Picture of Mandy on Troon Beach with her Toy Bone Picture of Mandy with her Green Ring Picture of A Wet Mandy on Troon Beach

Mandy on Troon Beach

with her Toy Bone

Mandy with her Green Ring

A Wet Mandy on Troon Beach


Picture of Mandy on Arran Pebble Beach Picture of Mandy and John on the Ferryboat at Arran

Mandy on Arran Pebble Beach

Mandy and John on the Ferryboat at Arran

Picture of Mandy as a Puppy Picture of Picture of Mandy on Arran Rocks

Mandy as a Puppy

Picture of Mandy on Arran Rocks


Picture of Mandy on Troon Beach with her Toy Bone Picture of Mandy with her Green Ring Picture of A Wet Mandy on Troon Beach

Mandy on Troon Beach with her Toy Bone

Mandy with her Green Ring

A Wet Mandy on Troon Beach


Picture of Mandy on Arran Pebble Beach Picture of Mandy and John on the Ferryboat at Arran

Mandy on Arran Pebble Beach

Mandy and John on the Ferryboat at Arran



Avril was my first guide dog. She was a black labrador. Avril was always happy. She was a wonderful working dog. Avril and I learned together how to work as guide dog and owner. Avril lived with me in London. Deryck, also from London, loved Avril as well.

Picture of Avril on the Lawn

Avril on the Lawn

  Picture of Avril on the Lawn  
 

Avril on the Lawn

 

Picture of Dad and Mum with Avril Indoors Picture of Mum with Avril on  the Lawn

Dad and Mum with Avril Indoors

Mum with Avril on the Lawn

Picture of Dad and Mum with Avril Indoors Picture of Mum with Avril on  the Lawn

Dad and Mum with Avril Indoors

Mum with Avril on the Lawn

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