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Pet’s Corner - August 2019

30 Jul 2019

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College dropout turned street cleaner

By Alex Dalziel

Sarah is worried that people know her dog Anika better than they know her!

Working as a lawyer in Docklands, Sarah said she regularly walked Anika in the local area.

And since bringing her into her dog friendly office every day, Sarah said that Anika had made a lot of friends.

The 11-year-old Labrador gets walked every work day during lunch and after work.

Sarah said that when she got Anika as a puppy, she was a trainee for a sniffer dog school.

“She has an elbow that was a bit faulty, so she is a college drop-out,” Sarah said.

And the “dropout” is now “the boss of the pack” of the other trainee dogs, whose owners Sarah knows.

“She has just transitioned to running the show now and she has skillfully convinced every person in the building that she needs a snack, so all the humans are trained to feed her at regular intervals,” Sarah said.

When out on a walk, Anika has the special talent of being able to find an apple core in any bush in Docklands. During the lunch time rush, Anika will dutifully clean the streets of any discarded lunch time treats, keeping them squeaky clean every time.

“If you train her to find a café, she will always take you to the nearest café for a coffee, and there are plenty of choices in Docklands,” Sarah said.

So, next time you are enjoying the clean sidewalks and public spaces of Docklands, you have Anika the Labrador to thank!

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