Are You Working On Your Puppy Socialization Skills? We Are!

Puppy socialization at Irvine Park

As guide dog puppy raisers there are three main things we try to accomplish while raising our pups.  First, we work on their basic obedience training teaching them all the basics including commands like “Sit”, “Down”, “Stay”, etc. There are only nine basic obedience commands we teach our puppies in training.  If you want to […]

Puppy In Training TV – Ep 17 – Dogs At Disneyland

Dublin and Gentry Guide Dog Puppies

Today we’re going to find out if Disneyland is the happiest place on earth for doggies too. We took our guide dog puppy, Dublin to Downtown Disney when he was about 6 months old, but we usually don’t take our guide dog pups to the actual Disneyland park until they’re over 12 months old.  In […]

Puppy In Training TV – Ep 16 – Guide Dog Pups Visit The Fire Station

Puppy With Firefighter

We’ve been raising guide dog puppies for the past 5 years and we had always heard about visiting the fire station, but after raising Stetson then Derby and now Dublin we had never visited fire fighters or a fire station until today! Visiting fire fighters and a fire station is a great outing for our […]

Puppy In Training TV Ep13 – GDA Puppies And The March Of Dimes


Just recently, Dublin, my guide dog puppy in training and I had the opportunity to work our guide dog booth at the March of Dimes – Race for Babies.  It’s a great opportunity for us to not only raise awareness about guide dogs and puppy raising, but also to expose Dublin to new situations and […]