Milo the PAT Dog at Crufts 2019
Milo the English Toy Terrier, owned by club member Jonny Nagler, is a 4 year old trained Pets As Therapy Dog. PAT dogs are “wellbeing dog” that work in places such as hospitals, care homes and schools. Part of his work involves promoting Pets As Therapy and raising awareness of the health benefits of having a wellbeing dog around.
Here’s what Jonny and Milo got up to at Crufts promoting Pets As Therapy
Helped set up Pets as Therapy stand for 6 hours
Interviewed by Jo Good and Anna Webb Live from Crufts on Radio London Barking Hour about vulnerable breeds and how using Milo as a Pets as Therapy dog brings the breed to the attention of the public that are less educated about vulnerable breeds
Supported Pets as Therapy during award of PAT dog of the year. Presented by James Middleton
Helped Kim Ross with English Toy Terrier Discover Dogs Breed Stand
Manned the PAT and ETT stands and some of the PAT sponsors stands, spreading the word on ETTs and Milo’s PAT work
Watched Anna Webb and Prudence the mini bull terrier (Milo’s girlfriend) compete in her limit bitch class
Met lots of Instagram ETTs and owners including an ETT breeder from Finland (Grindstones kennel) and another from Norway (Tsar-Ping kennel).
Watched the breed judging and supported the ETTs competing in various classes
Monday / Tuesday
Slept for 2 days !!!