Graduates, Graduates 2020

Gunner is a beautiful, loving and intuitive dog who is happy to be by your side, regardless of whether you are having a good or a bad day. He is a loyal dog who takes his time to develop a strong connection to his handler and when he does it will be for life.

Gunner is a low key golden retriever who is relaxed and happy across a variety of public places and spaces as well as is competent on public transport including bus, train and ferry travel.

Gunner keeps a close eye on his person and will do a regular ‘check in’ via a nose touch/nudge. If he senses you are upset or anxious he will instigate a nuzzle to aid in interrupting that feeling. He will lie next to his handler and make physical contact with you in the form of putting his head on your lap or will lie over you if that extra pressure is required.

Gunner is trained to block and cover his handler and he is very good at finding a seat if the handler needs to sit down. Gunner negotiates his way through crowds and will safely and fluently guide his handler to an exit if so required.

Gunner can also do a couple of tricks (high five, spin, push buttons, shake, wave) and has very good recall and obedience.

Just having Gunner around is a calming influence and he will very quickly become a much loved member of your household.

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