Bracken is a 3 year old golden labrador and he has been our school dog since he was 12 weeks old. You can see photographs of him as a very small puppy, if you scroll down this page.
This Easter Bracken helped out with trimming the large willow tunnel in the playground. Many sticks were chewed :-)
The Easter break could not come soon enough for a lot of the children, the team and also Bracken. One exhausted school dog!
Bracken loves to be involved in all aspects of school life. Here he is getting involved with painting the Studio.
Our school dog is a big part of our school family. The children love to take him for walks on the field and play fetch. Last week Bracken was helping out tiling the school hall. He found the box far more interesting than grouting!
Spring 2018, three pupils from Year 6 accompanied Bracken to Langford Small Vets Practice for a check-up. They asked the veterinary nurse lots of questions about how we care for Bracken. On the way out they met a very little puppy. I think they would of quite liked a second school dog!
Bracken had great fun on his half term break. As part of his training we took him to lots of new places and gave him the opportunity for some new experiences. He had a ride on a steam train, he went on a ferry and he took a tentative dip in the sea. As you can see, he needed quite a lot of encouragement!
The second Bracken Team have started and they are working hard on training Bracken to walk to heel. They are all doing a great job.
Even some old friends came to visit.
Bracken, a golden labrador puppy, will being joining our school at the start of September.
Bracken is eight weeks old today, 6th August, and has been with our family for just four days. Here are some pictures of the day we went and collected him.
Bracken has been learning about how to be a school dog from an experienced hand. Rafi, the chocolate labrador in the photograph, and Zuri are both school dogs at Flax Bourton Primary School. Bracken was very interested in his new friends. Meeting other vaccinated dogs is an important part of Bracken's socialisation programme.
Bracken has been learning lots of new skills. He can now sit, give his paw, lie down and 'stay' to command. We are using hand signals and clear verbal instructions to help Bracken learn what we want him to do.