A round of a-paws for BSS guide dog Brian on his first-year milestone!

A round of a-paws for BSS guide dog Brian on his first-year milestone! 

We’re so excited to announce that our wonderful Guide Dog, Brian, has reached his first-year milestone and has come on leaps and bounds since his last report card.

Named in memory of our Managing Director, Paul O’Reilly’s beloved Father-in-Law, Brian has learnt many valuable skills including obedience and behaviour to prepare him for life as a working guide dog. It’s wonderful to see how much he has grown over the last year, and we’re so proud of all the progress he continues to make.

Daniel Myatt of the Name a Puppy team commented: “On behalf of Brian and the Guide Dogs team, I’d like to sincerely thank Paul and his team for all of their support.

“When someone loses their sight, Guide Dogs is here to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well. We rely on donations to continue our life-changing work. Every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss. So we, and Brian, are incredibly grateful for their generosity!”

Guide dog training requires hard work and dedication from our furry friends, but we’re pleased to announce that Brian’s journey has been a triumph. His report card from the Puppy Training Supervisor clearly shows that he’s made significant progress and is well on his way to becoming a fully trained guide dog.

From the very beginning, Brian proved to be a fast learner and had only been training for a short time before progressing to the next level of his training. His four-month review demonstrated how keen Brian has been to learn and is always eager to please!

Since his last review, Brian has been mixing well with the other dogs, travelling well in the car and loves going on lots of ‘pawsome’ adventures, especially on long bus journeys.

Brian’s trainer describes him as a ‘dream to look after and coach’, adding that his obedience is already impressive, and he has no issues with learning. He has been dedicated to making good progress and we’re all really proud of him!

As a family-run business, we’re passionate about helping the charity, Guide Dogs UK, with their mission of assisting people who are visually impaired.

We hope Brian continues to excel and that one day he will help someone navigate situations or obstacles that they would otherwise be unable to.

Are you interested in supporting this fantastic charity? Find out how you can help by visiting www.guidedogs.org.uk