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Make a wish come true [20/06/2002]

The Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour, which is a national organization promoting responsible dog ownership is attempting a two minute world record breaking 'Sponsored Stay' event on the 29th September 2002 to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants the wishes of children aged 3-18 suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

To try to highlight the good that can be achieved through responsible dog ownership, the challenge has been logged with the Guiness Book Of Records as a record breaking attempt. The ADTB is asking organisations and individuals across the country to arrange venues where at least 30 dogs can be gathered at one time on the event date to join in the 2 minute Stay.

But, say the organisers, "The Guinness challenge isn't important. Our aim is to help Make-A-Wish Foundation in any way we can. Even if you can only raise one dog, please go ahead. Your 'stay' can take place in any place of your choice, and, if you are not taking part in the Guinness Challenge, any day, provided someone is there to verify the number of dogs that have attempted and succeeded.

"This is a golden opportunity for the dog lovers of our nation to help us turn all the bad press that we hear of about dogs, and promote the good that can be achieved through responsible dog ownership. We hope that many dog training organizations, celebrity dog owners, canine media, and companies who deal in any area of canine related business will support us, by offering a donation, or in any way that is possible."

For more information, go to the Academy of Dog Training website at www.dogtraining-online.co.uk

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