Jet (AKA The Joker)
Jet is a gorgeous big boy who loves sleeping in late, and is normally found snoozing in his bed at home while everyone else goes off to work! However, he loves coming to sessions with our students and practising his training skills with them, having lots of fun with his best pals.
Jet is great at giving our students confidence; he is very loving and cares a lot about how his friends are feeling. His goofy fun loving attitude to training means that sometimes things go according to his plan rather than ours – his favourite thing is to make everyone laugh with his antics! Our students say he reminds them of Scooby Doo…
Karma (AKA The Gladiator)
Karma is the latest addition to the team, and is determined not to be outdone by her fellow ambassadogs! She always has a huge smile plastered on her face, mainly because she enjoys everything that we do, whether that is playing, doing tricks in exchange for treats, or doing her best to cause havoc during quieter moments.
Karma has a very important job promoting Staffordshire bull terriers, and squashing the prejudices which are sometimes faced by this breed; she is such a happy, friendly girl that everyone falls in love with her!
Jack (The Lad)
Jack has truly grown up as an Ambassadog, as he was rescued as a puppy and soon after joined the team. He has helped to educate countless students about caring for and training a young dog, and now has his legions of supporters well trained in throwing his favourite tennis ball for him all day long! Jack is a cheeky and fun boy who LOVES to play, and is always a big hit with children and adults alike.
Mojo (aka Cheeky Charmer)
Mojo’s dream day at work involves sitting on laps and giving cheeky kisses all day long! He truly loves having a good cuddle, and is a wonderful source of comfort for students who are feeling a bit nervous. He is also very good at keeping everyone involved, always ensuring that he takes the time to hang out with every one of our students.
Mojo had a very difficult start in life, and first met the Paws for Progress team when he attended our rescue dog training programme as a rescue dog. Not much persuading was required before he went home with Rebecca for good, and began his wonderful new life as an Ambassadog!
Bonnie (AKA the Stuntwoman)
Bonnie lives life at 100 miles per hour, and wouldn’t have it any other way! She adores playing games, and is a particular fan of frisbees, tennis balls and cuddly monkeys.
She loves to entertain, and there is never a dull moment with Bonnie around, and there is a room full of smiles wherever she goes. She is very confident both in a class setting and when attending events and demos.
Ellie (AKA the Mastermind)
Alongside Rebecca, Ellie could easily be considered one of the key founders of Paws for Progress! A gorgeous 13 year old collie that had a tough start to life, she has lived with Rebecca for the past 12 years and has a wonderful time visiting her adoring fans across all of our Paws for Progress services.
She loves spending time with anyone from children to the elderly, and has an impressive collection of tricks which she shows off in exchange for treats and applause!
Quinn, a 1 year old flatcoated retriever is the baby of the family. He has been a Paws Ambassadog since he was 10 weeks old but has been known to chew up paperwork required for the job!!! Quinn is very much a ‘thinker’ when it comes to training but loves learning tricks and going to agility training.
Maddie, a 3 year old springer spaniel who came to live with us as a foster dog and never left. She was a very timid little dog who was scared of people and other dogs but with nurturing and her strength of character has overcome a lot of her fears. She loves to learn tricks and is currently doing agility training, both of which really build her confidence. She is the main Ambassadog in June’s family and the opportunities this has presented have been huge in making her into the dog she is today.
Ghillie is an 8 year old flatcoated retriever and is the big brother of the family. He’s not the bravest of boys finding creepy crawlies a bit scary but tries his best to look after the family as a whole. Ghillie has also competed in Working Trials, had a brief showing career and has tried his paw at agility which he loves. A bit too excitable to be a fully fledged Ambassadog, he really enjoys it when he gets to work with the students.
Maisie is an almost 13 years old springer spaniel and is the old lady of the family. At home she is very much the matriarch of the dogs who likes to keep them all in check!
She has competed in Working Trials, trained for Lowland Search and Rescue and also attended many events in her role as a ‘spanbassador’ for Springer Rescue which she really enjoyed. She loves being a Paws Ambassadog and although her visits are less now due to her age, she really enjoys the fuss and attention she gets when she goes to visit our services.
Dan is a big boy with a big heart and he loves to play fetch games and demonstrate helper task (such as fetching the remote control, tidying up his toys and putting laundry in a basket). He loves to be outdoors and involved in active games and agility with young people. He is happy to work with anyone who is holding a treat bag and will work for carrots!
Bug is a high energy character who loves to interact with people. He has been working with young people since he was 5 months old, when he began working in a secure school. He adores working in community services, which is truly his dream job.
Bug loves to try and train people to give him all the treats and lots of fussing. He can often be found sitting on someone’s knee or training them to fetch him a toy or a treat. He can do lots of tricks and is truly at his happiest in a room full of adoring fans.