DHK Retired School Dogs
Certified School Dog - Retired September 2014
It is with sadness that we decided to retire Wynona as a school dog. Wynona has Hip Dysplasia which has sadly got worse over the last 12 months. Wynon has been working with the charity since she was about 8 weeks old, firstly working with teenagers.
Wynona has always loved to work and learn new things and she adored working with the children. I only had to pick up her Dogs Helping Kids uniform and she would be woo wooing and spinning around with excitement. She couldn't wait to go and see the children! Wynona worked at Forches Primary School where she listened to children read and worked with children who had an attendance problem. The children would learn all about staying safe with dogs and all about dogs. At the end of their session they would choose two fun tricks to do with Wynona. Wynona could do over thirty different tricks. She could read flash cards, know her colours, add, subtract and multiply, these were just some of the favourite tricks the children loved doing with her along with the "Bang" trick.
Wynona has attended several fund raising events to promote Dogs Helping Kids, Diverisity Day and The Big Sit 2013 being some of them. She has also attended local Beavers and Brownie meetings along with several Cheque presentations. Wynona loved being part of Dogs Helping Kids and wore her uniform with pride, we shall both miss it dearly.
Wynona was a Visiting School Dog and an Educational School Dog. Since being a puppy, Wynona worked with and helped teenagers for a number of years. Once officially Certified Wynona started working with primary school children until her retirement.
Wynona passed all Four DHK Training Assessments, her Library Assessment and her Read Assessment. Wynona passed all her DHK Annual Assessment during her working career.
Wynona worked at Forches Cross Nursery and Primary School in Barnstaple, North Devon.