Doggies drenched but it doesn’t dampen puppy fun day in Swindon

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IT MAY have been raining cats and dogs, but the canines at an puppy school open day were too busy having fun to notice.

The dogs and their owners gathered at Janet’s Puppy Skool, in Haydon Wick, to take part in obstacle courses, fun games and watch demonstrations.

Visitors and their pooches also had the chance to enter a number of fun dog show classes, which included waggiest tail, best condition, best trick and the fastest sit.

Swindon Advertiser news editor Stephanie Tye judged the ‘dog the judge would most like to take home’ class and said competition was extremely tough.

“They were all so well behaved and friendly, picking the winner was a really difficult task,” she said. “In the end I chose a cavachon puppy, a cavalier King Charles/bichon hybrid, called Molly who was adorable.

“But I would have happily awarded the prize to any of them.”

As well as giving people a chance to see how the puppy school works, the event also raised money for the charity C.L.I.M.B. (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases).

Janet Garrett, owner of the school, said: “When we heard the dire forecast for Sunday we quaked in our shoes a little bit – but we shouldn’t have worried. “So many people chose to leave their comfy sitting rooms and join together to celebrate the fun of educating dogs and raise some much needed funds.”

Janet is hoping to beat last’s year fundraising total of £800 and it looks like they will.

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