Cadets drill dog for deaf
MARCHING army cadets helped a trainee hearing dog to help get it used to loud noises.
The Macclesfield Army Cadets were joined by Daphne, a 13-month-old Show Cocker Spaniel who is currently being trained by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to become a hearing dog.
Daphne, with her puppy socialiser Caroline Roeves, visited the detachment to watch the cadets practice their drill in readiness for the Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Macclesfield this month.
In six months Daphne will be homed with a deaf child or adult to help with everyday activities.
Caroline said: “Daphne needs to experience and get used to all different environments. There was lots for Daphne to get used to at the cadets, new sounds and smells and all the cadets marching up and down. Daphne took it all in her stride and really enjoyed the attention she got from the cadets.”
The cadets, which is suitable for 12 to 17-yearolds, meet at the ACF building off Somerton Road, on the Weston, meet every Monday and Wednesday evening to learn field craft, drill, first aid and work towards events like the Remembrance Sunday Parade.