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 […]

Apache Is Working Hard On His Service Dog Training

Apache, Fetch!

We recently got an email and to quote a part of it: “…I would say he is going to be a Great Service Dog…”  We certainly hope this will be true. In case you don’t remember Apache was my last guide dog puppy in training.  After spending a month at guide dog college he was […]

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 […]

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Service Dog! –by Apache

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Apache started his journey as a guide dog puppy in training, but now he’s in a service dog training program.  It’s tough choosing a career just ask all of those kids currently attending college.  Heck I’m still not sure what I want to be when I grow up! Anyways, Apache has been on a bit […]

Apache Is Starting His Service Dog Training In The Prison Pup Program

Apache A Golden Retriever Puppy

Apache left for guide dog college nearly two months ago and if you’ve been following us here on the blog and on Facebook then you already know that he was career changed due to medical conditions. However, some good news did come from this.  At first we thought Apache would go into the GDA Adoption […]