Our Guide Dog - Bowler
October 2021: Bowler seems to be doing very well according to his 1st Report Card. Lots of work ahead on his social skills, but it's early days yet.
July 2021: We are now proudly sponsoring newly born Bowler (see image) who was born on 2 June 2021; here's his birth certificate. He will soon be placed with his Puppy Walker, who will start to teach him the skills that he will need as a future guide dog
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April 2021: Members agreed to wait for a new puppy to be born so that it could be named Bowler.
March 2021: Bowler was withdrawn from the guide dogs training scheme and rehomed with a loving family.
A short video to introduce members to Bowler.
To help members understand the training programme and at what age the puppy will achieve certain goals, take a look at this info sheet. It covers 12 weeks to 10 months.
September 2018: Tetbury Bowls Club held a 24-hour non-stop bowls marathon to raise funds for The Guides for the Blind. Over £5,000 was raised and we were able to sponsor a new puppy that we called 'Bowler'. Read the article in the Wilts & Glos Standard.