Dog’s Perform The Ultimate Down-Stay!

Stetson and Adelle Down Stay

Our service dog puppies are not ordinary…they are extraordinary!  They learn some amazing things and go on to help others as working dogs.  Dublin has become the eyes for his partner and helps guide her around town her out of harms way.  Apache helps his partner, a wounded warrior with PTSD live a more independent life. […]

4 Future Benefits Of Crate Training Your Puppy

Crate Training with Adelle

Maybe you already started crate training your puppy and have already hit those frustrating first few days or maybe you are just prepping for that new puppy.  Either way when you first start crate training the future benefits of a well-behaved, crate trained puppy are not always apparent. After crate training my last half dozen puppies […]

There’s Something Squishy Under My Little Puppy Paws!?

Pups Tagg and Duncan at GDA Booth

I may not always be learning something new when it comes to puppy training and raising, but I’m often reminded of something old that I may have forgotten (actually more like it was dormant) when raising a new puppy. This past weekend we were puppy sitting an adorable little (actually big) puppy in training named […]

Puppies Are Taking Over Super Bowl Commercials

Another Super Bowl has come and gone and once again the actual game was an after thought compared to all the other hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl.  This one was never even close with a final score of 43-8 It might just be me, after all I am the author of a blog about puppies. […]

What Commands Do You Teach A Service Dog?

Training Adelle

As guide dog puppy raisers we teach our puppies 9 basic obedience commands before turn in.  Adelle’s service dog training manual lists 30 commands we are to teach our pups!  That’s right 30!!! We’ve been raising and training guide dog puppies since 2006!  We get the privilege of working with these puppies from the time […]