This Puppy Is…Part Boxer?

Part Boxer?

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteering With Tender Loving Canine Assistance Dogs (TLCAD)

TLCAD Lab In Training

Over the last 7 years I’ve been raising guide dog puppies for Guide Dogs of America (GDA) and recently I’ve been thinking about raising and training for another organization. ¬†Don’t get me wrong I love being a puppy raiser for GDA, but I’m very interested in learning new things while continuing to help one of […]

Are You Interested In Raising A Puppy?

Guide Dog Puppies

It wasn’t that long ago that I was asked the question in today’s blog post title when I walked up to the Guide Dogs of America (GDA) booth at the America’s Family Pet Expo. This past weekend I was asking pet lovers at the Pet Expo the very same question while working with Tasha (a […]

3 Puppy Training Tips I Learned As A Guide Dog Puppy Sitter

Tasha At Puppy Kindergarten

As a guide dog puppy sitter¬†and raiser I face the same and new challenges with each puppy. I’m constantly reminded of lessons and puppy training tips I learned over the years. Ever since we dropped Apache off at Guide Dog College to start his “formal” education Linus, Stetson, and I feel like we’ve been non-stop […]