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Swindon puppies rise to occasion to aid children’s charity
1:10pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
POOCHES were on their best behaviour yesterday at Janet Puppy Skool’s annual open day and fun day.
The skies were grey, but that didn’t stop pedigrees and mongrels from strutting their stuff as part of organised demonstrations and taking part in fun obstacle courses and classes with the aim of winning a prize.
Among the classes this year were waggiest tail, best condition, best trick, best sit with distraction and fastest sit.
The Adver’s Web Editor Stephanie Tye judged the ‘dog the judge would most like to take home’ class and said: “This is the second year I’ve judged a class at the Open Day and again the competition was really tough.
“All of the dogs are so well behaved, I would have happily taken them all of them home with me. But the winner was a gorgeous chocolate labrador puppy called Chops.”
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 the event had been a huge success and thanked all of those who took part.
“It has been fabulous,” she said.
“We have been really lucky with the turnout, especially as the weather forecast said it was going to be dire. Thankfully it’s held off until the classes finished.”
Last year the event raised £1,001 for the charity and Janet is hoping to exceed that this year.
"It would be great to reach £1,002 and because Barclays is matching what we raise with the coffee shop and raffle I hope we can do it,"” she said.
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