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 In Training TV – Ep21 – Working Guide Dog

Dublin On Break

WOWZERS!!! Can you believe it’s been well over a year since Dublin graduated from Guide Dog College!? Last we saw Dublin just started his career as a working Guide Dog. If you missed Dublin’s graduation episode head on over to this page and you can see him graduating from Guide Dogs of America(GDA). Today, he’s […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

What Dog Toys Are Not Allowed For Guide Dog Puppies?

Guide Dog Toys Not Allowed

Before I opened up my Guide Dogs of America puppy manual I didn’t even know that guide dog puppies were not allowed to play with certain dog toys.  It’s been more than 5 years since I first opened my puppy manual, but the dog toys on the “do not allow” list have been forever engrained […]