Thursday, 15 September 2011
Flo is now about eight months old and she and her brothers and sisters have all been assessed to see how they are getting on.
The pups were put through a series of tests to see how they are developing as future police dogs. Sadly little Flo didn't quite make the grade and trainers at Essex Police's dog unit have decided she doesn't have all of the qualities needed to become a successful police dog.
Flo won't be taking part in the puppy programme any more and has gone to live with a lovely couple as a family pet.
She is a bright, healthy and very intelligent little dog who I've loved looking after. The family and I are going to miss her lots but I'm really pleased she is going to be well looked after by a lady called Fay Edwards who is a police officer with the Essex Police helicopter. Flo's brothers and sisters all did well in the assessment and will continue training to become police dogs.
Being a puppy walker has been a challenge I've enjoyed every minute of and keeping this blog has been a part of that. Unfortunately I won't be able to keep this blog any longer but I hope one day I'll be able to puppy walk another Essex Police puppy.
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
It's not always sunshine and roses puppy walking! Flo has had some ups and downs recently.
She is still a little nervous of loud sounds and cars but with the slowly patient approach she is learning to overcome these things.
Flo has also finally learned that trying to dive into another dog's food bowl while they're eating will eventually come back to bite you! Literally! She was chastised by my male dog who is normally so tolerant of her with a nip to the nose. No major damage was done and Flo no longer tries to get in his bowl - lesson learned the hard way!