What Commands Do You Teach A Service Dog?

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 Raiser Questionnaire – In For Training

It’s been over a month since Dublin went in for formal guide dog training and I really haven’t done too much here on the blog, on his facebook page, his YouTube channel, or on his Twitter account.  However, that’s all about to change starting with this short blog post about one of the last reports […]

Puppy In Training TV – Ep14 – Trains, Trams, Buses, And Puppies

It’s important for us to take our guide dog puppies in training out and about exposing them to different people as well as different situations.  Dublin and I rode the metrolink to San Clemente back in Episode 7 – Puppy Training Ride.  Today in Episode 14 we had the opportunity to once again ride the […]

National Guide Dog Month

I know I’m a little late it already being towards the end of September, but this month (September) is National Guide Dog Month.  So what exactly is national guide dog month?  According to wikipedia: “National Guide Dog Month is a celebration of the work of Guide Dogs in the United States as a way to […]