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Published On: Tue, Aug 8th, 2017 at 11:59am

Donation after guide dogs visit new house development

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Guide dogs visit Currie housing development

Guide dog pups and their walkers visited CALA Homes East’s Kinleith Mill development in Currie to help the young dogs get accustomed to new sights and sounds.

The trip was organised by CALA sales advisor Susan Wynn who has volunteered as a boarder with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association for the past three years.

Then the homebuilder pledged a £500 donation to the charity, to further support the puppies’ progression.

Susan said: “The aim of puppy walking is to produce a puppy that is socially well-behaved, friendly and responsive to the handler.

“It is also important that the pup is at ease in all environments and learns an acceptable standard of behaviour on the lead.

“This visit enabled the puppies to get invaluable experience of the different aspects of a housing development.

“There is still some construction going on at Kinleith Mill so the trainers had the chance to see how their dog would react around noise and machinery.

“The development is on the Water of Leith and running water is another aspect that the dogs have to become accustomed to.”

Phillip Hogg, the company’s sales and marketing director, said: “The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a fantastic organisation which plays such a vital role in helping those who live with visual impairment.”

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