She said: "My husband was working abroad and I heard they were looking for puppy walkers
His interest in puppy walking was sparked last year when he met another puppy walker
in the street one day, and thought he could do the same.
Mark Perry and Jeeves meet Patty and her puppy walker
, Sue Thomas
Bruce Lunt, 59, and his wife and Gill, 53, are experienced puppy walkers
Guide dog pups spend most of their first year with their puppy walkers
who teach them basic obedience and house training, and get them used to a home environment, noise and the bustle of towns.
She has made pals with other puppy walkers
and gets a huge amount of satisfaction from helping the association, which always needs more puppy walkers
To become a puppy walker
or find out more, call 0845 371 7771, email volunteer@guidedogs.
have the pup from six weeks until about 14 months and help to socialise it and get it used to as many situations and environments as possible.
You will also have the opportunity to meet fellow puppy walkers
and make new friends and have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped a young dog towards being a life changing Guide Dog.
Elizabeth Edmondson, a volunteer puppy walker
for the charity, visited the Mountbased school to accept the donation from Caitlin.
She was also joined by local puppy walker
and fundraising group organiser Laura Hubble and her five month old puppy Kiki and another local puppy walker
Cathy Paton with 18-week-old puppy Cracker.
In October last year, the council's Waste Management Group became puppy walker
to Marley, a 12-week-old labrador/retreiver cross.