Dublin was quite the helper when he would come into the office with me, but part boxer? I don’t think so…Dublin was/is a purebred yellow Labrador Retriever bred at Guide Dogs of America.
Today Dublin is a working guide dog and we chronicled his entire journey in our Puppy In Training TV series.
If you have a moment take a look at Dublin’s videos as we tell his story from picking him up as a 7 week old puppy to guide dog graduation to visiting and watching him as a working guide dog.
This Puppy Is…Part Boxer!
I love that picture! Dublin helping out in the warehouse. If he didn’t continue on to his career as a guide dog maybe he could have worked the shipping department at Ascolta I’m sure they would have loved having Dublin as a permanent worker back there!
By the way, if you are interested in raising and training a guide dog puppy please feel free to contact me through our contact form and I can send you some details on how we started our journey as puppy raisers.
Just to let you know raising and training guide dog puppies has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life so if you’re a puppy or dog lover then please do yourself a favor and check your area for local service and guide dog schools that might offer puppy raising opportunities.
Maybe I’m biased, but I think Golden Retriever puppies are the cutest darn things ever! Or maybe it’s just shiny new object syndrome because I’m pretty sure all puppies are cute. Anyhow, you guys have to check out this picture of our latest shiny new object: Clover!
A soon to be new puppy owner found our site and had several questions for us about bringing home a new puppy. We think that’s great because the more questions you get answered before you get your puppy the better off you are.
So without further adieu…introducing:
Clover The Golden Retriever Puppy
Are Golden Retrievers pups like Clover the cutest?
So what do you think? Is she the cutest little thing ever? Not sure yet. Well take a look at this overhead shot:
Clover cute Golden Retriever Pup
Yep, she’s pretty darn cute. We’ve been raising and training Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers for our guide dog school over the past 6 years. We even had a Golden Retriever growing up. A few years ago we compiled a list to try and figure out which dogs make good family dogs and once again Golden Retrievers rose to the top of the list!
Of course without teaching your puppy basic obedience, socialization, and good house manners it doesn’t really matter what breed you bring home. So make sure to start your training from day 1 (or even start reading up before you bring home your puppy like Clover’s family did) and stay consistent, persistent, and patient when training your puppy.
How about you guys? We’d love to see pictures of your puppies! If you’d like to share a picture of your puppy please feel free to post to our Facebook Timeline or upload one through our contact form.
Do you think Golden Retriever puppies are the cutest? Tell us about it in the comment section below.
It’s ruff being a puppy! Especially if you’re a working breed like this adorable Siberian Husky puppy! Yep after a long day of work we all want to put our heads down on the keyboard and take a little 5 minute dog nap.
This little girl really makes me want to start raising another puppy. I miss the puppy breath, zoomies, the cuteness, and the boundless energy. Then again I don’t really miss the sleepless nights, potty accidents, biting, chewing, and all the other not so fun things associated with puppyhood. Maybe I’ll just stick to puppy sitting for a little while longer
Siberian Husky Puppies Have A Ruff Life!
I’ve been raising Guide Dog puppies now for over 6 years and a day in the life of a puppy is pretty much always the same.
Puppy’s Daily Schedule
Like I said it’s a tough life being a puppy! Just think about a day in the life of a puppy…
- Wake up for an eventful day!
- Eat nom noms
- Take Nap
- Eat nom noms
- Take Nap
- Eat nom noms
- Go to bed for the day!
Yep, that pretty much sums up the day in the life of a puppy! Eat, sleep, play, potty!
Do you have a puppy too? Is she as adorable as this little Siberian Husky Puppy? Does she follow the same schedule as above? Tell us a little bit about your puppy in the comment section below.
I know…I’m a day late, but I still wanted to get a Merry Christmas out on my blog. I did get this up on Facebook yesterday and after all you are following me on Facebook…Right!?
Linus and Stetson have their very own custom Christmas stockings. My sister had these made a couple years ago and you might not be able to tell from the picture, but they are 3 dimensional that is they are kind of like little stuffed animals attached to the stocking. Pretty cool stockings if you ask me. If you’re interested I’ll see if I can dig up the name of the person who made them.
A Very Linus And Stetson Christmas!
The boys got some pretty good doggy toys this Christmas. I’ll try to post some pictures either here or on Facebook. Me…well I recently got a cool new Canon T4i camera for my birthday and lots of accessories for Christmas so hopefully you’ll start seeing some better pics here on the blog…as soon as a I get on a better posting schedule…sorry
Oh yeah…and my mom thought the end of the world was near (I think she bought into the Mayan Calendar or maybe some of the end of the world marketing hype). So she ended up buying us a bunch of survival stuff including a backpack full of supplies (dehydrated food, water, etc) and also a solar powered radio. I feel safe even though the end of the world already passed.
What did you guys get for Christmas? Any new dog toys? Any new human toys? Merry Day After Christmas!
Derby say this is a tight squeeze can you scoot over a bit Stetson?
Yuki the Yorkie – Our little house guest