Hello, I'm Patrick!
Redwood's Therapy Dog!

A little bit about me: 

  • I am training to be Redwood's Therapy Dog and I love it here!

  • I was born in Stoke-on-Trent.

  • My birthday is on the 20th November 2020.

  • My Mum is a Goldendoodle called Willow and my Dad is a standard poodle called Eddie.

  • I have two sisters and two brothers. 

  • I have come from a family of dogs who help people with medical conditions and disabilities 

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Introduction...

I have been attending school most days since I was nine weeks old. At first I was quite nervous and everything smelt a bit unusual. I didn't understand that I couldn't eat papers and books. I was a bit shy when meeting lots of people but I soon started to love all the children.

My favorite part of the day is sitting at the entrance, in the mornings, watching all the students climb off their buses or get out of their cars. They all look very excited to be coming into school and they always smile at me, even if I do bark sometimes! It's not just the children that come and talk to me, parents and carers like to say hello too!

I have my very own outdoor space in the sensory garden. I love watching all the students playing and some even come and talk to me.

I was so excited the first time I ever saw snow!  I ran around like mad and all the children thought it was very funny!

I have been working hard at my weekly training classes at ABC 4 Dogs. I am learning a lot and have even been practicing some of my tricks and commands with some of the staff and students.  I will be able to start my Therapy Dog assessments when I am nine months old and then I will start my real work. I can't wait!

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Thursday 14th October 2021

Hello Everyone!!!

It's been a while since I updated you on my adventures!

 

First let me start by saying I'm not a tiny puppy anymore, I've grown a lot! I'm getting used to everyone at Redwood now, everyone's so nice and I'm starting to make some friends. I have started going into classrooms and showing my tricks to all the children and they even give me treats!

I love going out into the woods and to the park, that's right next to school, there's so many smells and sometimes I meet other doggy friends. All I want to do is play with them, although sometimes I do get too excited and go a bit crazy!

I am in school most days now but on a Wednesday I go to Doggy Day Care, a day where I get to play with my doggy friends! Also, here I get to learn new tricks and then I can show everyone at Redwood.

The weather has started to change now, it's getting chilly! But I do have my big, fluffy coat to keep me warm! I hope it snows again like last year, I loved playing in it.

It's my first birthday next month, how exciting!! I will update you all again with what I get up to on that special day!

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Saturday 20th November 2021

Its my 1st Birthday!!!

This was the best day ever, I'd like to have a birthday more often! 

I went on a big long walk and I was running through the fields near my house. I got treated to a new harness, marrow bones from the butchers and two new balls for playing fetch with, with all my friends at school.

I am now on the waiting list for my therapy dog training, so lets hope I can do that soon and start my real work.

I have heard some of my friends talking about Christmas, which sounds so exciting and I might even get some more presents! I don't really remember Christmas last year because I was only a tiny puppy but this year I know I will love it! 

I will update you all again very soon, with what I get up to next!

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