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Chatter box Canine Partners is celebrating its 25th anniversary and so far has matched over 500 disabled people with assistance dogs. Entirely dependent on donations, the charity funds the training of puppies to perform tasks such as unloading the washing machine, undressing their owners, and even taking cash from ATM machines.

Maisy (pictured) is a female black labrador crossed with a golden retriever who's training with a volunteer puppy parent now means she can sit, stand, lie down and rollover when asked. The eight-month-old is learning to tug which means soon she will be able to remove clothes and open doors so she can be suitably matched with a person who has a physical disability.

The charity are currently on the search for volunteers to become puppy parents and take part in the early training of their dogs. For more information visit www.caninepartners.org.uk. Image(C) Pets Corner  Chatter box

RVC Professor presented with International Hoof-Care Summit award

A Professor from the Royal Veterinary College has been recognised for her presentation on quantifying hoof movement.

Professor Renate Weller was presented with an award for her talk: "The pros and cons of various systems in quantifying foot movement," given at the 2014 International Hoof-Care Summit.

Her presentation, which pointed how how quantifying hoof movement is essential, was among the top four as noted for by the conference attendees.


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