Adopting Your Next Puppy? Visit Irvine Shelters Pet Adoption Fair

Puppy Pet Adoption

The Irvine Pet Adoption is back for it’s 7th year!  As far as we know Irvine Animal Shelter has two of these large Pet Adoption Fairs every year.  The summertime event is dubbed the Super Pet Adoption.  We actually recall going to one of the first ones with our (at the time) puppy in training, […]

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 […]

Puppy In Training TV – Ep21 – Working Guide Dog

Dublin On Break

WOWZERS!!! Can you believe it’s been well over a year since Dublin graduated from Guide Dog College!? Last we saw Dublin just started his career as a working Guide Dog. If you missed Dublin’s graduation episode head on over to this page and you can see him graduating from Guide Dogs of America(GDA). Today, he’s […]

Guide Dog Puppy Raiser Vs. Service Dog Puppy Raiser

Adelle, CST Puppy In Training

No, this is not a competition, but it is something that has been weighing on my mind…should I continue being a Guide Dog Puppy Raiser or should I move to a different organization/school and volunteer as a Service Dog Puppy Raiser? Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many of […]

Urban Potty Review – A Great Puppy Potty Training Tool!


It’s been approximately one month since I first introduced my dogs to the Urban Potty and I must say it’s been a hit!  At the beginning of August I put together an Urban Potty Review giving my initial thoughts and comments on this dog potty box. The good folks who founded Urban Potty have given us a […]