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This is Archie! We think he very well may be the cutest water dog ever! Archie is a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog puppy in training.
Someday Archie will be a working guide dog, but even guide dogs and guide dog puppies in training have times when they’re working and times when they’re allowed to play. Archie is obviously off duty and trying to stay cool with this summer heatwave.
As guide dog puppy raisers we receive our pups when they are 7 weeks old and train them until they are approximately 18 months of age. At 18 months our pups go back to school (we call it guide dog college) and start their formal guide dog training. It’s our job as puppy raisers to teach our puppies when it’s appropriate to play and when it’s time to work. We also teach our guide dog pups basic obedience, socialization, and good house manners.
If you’re interested in raising a guide dog puppy please let us know by leaving us a comment or send us an email through our contact form.
So what do you think? Do you have a water dog at home? What breed is your dog? How does your dog beat the summer heat?
Top Picks For Our Puppies
- BEST DOG CHEW
We Like: Beef Collagen Sticks - All of our pups love to bite, nip, and chew. We love using Collagen Sticks to help divert these unwanted behaviors.
- BEST PUPPY TOY
We Like: Calmeroos Puppy Toy w/ Heartbeat and Heat Packs - Perfect for new puppies. Helps ease anxiety in their new home.
- BEST DOG TREATS
We Like: Crazy Dog Train-Me Treats - We use these as our high-value treats for our guide dog puppies.
- BEST FRESH DOG FOOD
We Like: The Farmer's Dog - A couple months ago we started feeding Raven fresh dog food and she loves it! Get 50% off your first order of The Farmer's Dog.
Check out more of our favorites on our New Puppy Checklist.