5 Things I’m Considering Before Raising My Next Puppy In Training

Puppy Adelle

Adelle is creeping up on her 14 month birthday which means she will only be staying with us for about 4 more months  It’s around this time I start thinking about what lies ahead for us in the future… Adelle’s future is set.  When she turns 18 months she will go to the Prison Pup […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are You Interested In Puppy Sitting?

Black Lab Puppy

Last week Apache went back to school to start his formal guide dog training.  It’s both a happy and sad day.  Happy because he gets to start the next leg in his journey to becoming a guide dog and sad because I will miss having him by my side every day.  However, there are always […]