This is Archie! We think he very well may be the cutest water dog ever! Â Archie is a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog puppy in training.
Someday Archie will be a working guide dog, but even guide dogs and guide dog puppies in training have times when they’re working and times when they’re allowed to play. Â Archie is obviously off duty and trying to stay cool with this summer heatwave.
As guide dog puppy raisers we receive our pups when they are 7 weeks old and train them until they are approximately 18 months of age. Â At 18 months our pups go back to school (we call it guide dog college) and start their formal guide dog training. Â It’s our job as puppy raisers to teach our puppies when it’s appropriate to play and when it’s time to work. Â We also teach our guide dog pups basic obedience, socialization, and good house manners.
If you’re interested in raising a guide dog puppy please let us know by leaving us a comment or send us an email through ourÂ contact form.
So what do you think? Â Do you have a water dog at home? Â What breed is your dog? Â How does your dog beat the summer heat?