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Rossi is a fully qualified Assistance Dog thanks to support from Dog A.I.D.


Tel: 01743 588 469  


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& Wendy 

the Golden Retriever


Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.

Mary Kay Ash

The Arrival of Daise

On the 27th of August, Daise was born.


I met her at 2 weeks old and she was the most adorable and mischievous little madam.

At 3 weeks old she decided to make her mark on her future owner by chewing the spokes of my wheelchair.  My spokes are made of carbon-fibre so her little teeth left a permanent reminder of her love for chewable items.


Daise (short for Dainese, the manufacturers of motorbike leathers) came home at 8 weeks old and loved Rossi from day one.  Rossi took to this little bundle of fluff and needle sharp teeth like a duck to water.  Play was rough and tumble but always well controlled.  Rossi played the role of a big brother and would correct Daise if she took things too far.


On walks I'd carry Daise on my lap as Rossi either trotted at my side, or off the leash he would dash about but come back to check on Daise and me.  We were always within eyesight as Rossi doesn't like to lose sight of me.


Clicker training Daise was great fun as Rossi would be looking for his treats every time I clicked as he remembered his training.  


Daise can now do many of the tasks that Rossi can do, but she'll never be an Assistance Dog as her temperament isn't what I'd like of an Assistance Dog.  She works well, but it is obvious that she doesn't enjoy the "job".  Not all dogs will make the grade and Daise would be one of those that didn't.


But Daise is happy being a very much loved family member and is now really enjoying working trials.  I'm sure at birth she swallowed springs as my little Daise is bouncier than Tigger!  Daise runs like a Greyhound and jumps like a German Shepherd.  Daise has found what she wants to do for a living.  Jump!!!

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