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 Raisers Gather At OCTA Service Animal Training

Guide dogs in training boarding the bus

We’ve been organizing our Orange County Guide Dogs of America group outings for the past two years and one of our favorites is organized by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The OCTA Service Animal Training is held once a year on the first Saturday of October and offers service animals the opportunity to ride […]

Monday Mischief – Guide Dog Working And Training At Downtown Disney

Apache Dublin tug of war

Hi everyone! Apache here to tell you all about my adventures over the weekend. I didn’t know why, but Dad was cleaning up the house on Friday. I guess he got fed up with all of my fur balls rolling around on the floor. Dad said something about a special guest coming over to visit. […]

Monday Mischief – Puppies In Training And Fun At The Fire Station

Apache and the fire fighter

Apache here!  Monday’s my day!  Well and Linus and Stetson’s day too…Even though dad is feeling better now he still letting me take over the blog…YEAH!!! So what kind of mischief did we get into over the weekend?  Well I won’t really call it mischief, but me and all of my guide dog puppy in […]