Here's the latest pupdate on Poppy, the energetic youngster we're sponsoring to train as a guide dog. Poppy continues to make great progress. She has matured a lot in recent months and is well on the road to stepping up to the next stage of her journey when she goes to Guide Dogs Training School.
Poppy has done really well overcoming her fear of heavy traffic, such as tractors. That's the result of a lot of time spent with her puppy walkers, Mary and Keith, walking down busy pavements and watching traffic pass by.
She has also made great strides in improving her focus levels and is much less easily distracted by other people walking past her when out and about.
Poppy is also successfully mastering more complex commands such as "find the chair", when she is asked to locate an empty seat for her owner. These are all essential skills that Poppy will need in real-life situations when placed after completing her training.
Of course, it's not all work and no play. Poppy still loves playing with all her toys - particularly her big green dog-toy that she loves to zoom round the garden with.
She has also developed a fascination for playing with leaves, often bringing them into the house if she can! Grooming sessions are another firm favourite with Poppy and she loves nothing better than rolling on to her back for a well-deserved pamper.
Click on Poppy's photo to find out more. And don't forget to look out for Poppy's next pupdate in June when she'll be ready to start Training School. We can't wait to see how she gets on!