Top 10 Dog Questions For Puppy Raisers

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I was reading another puppy raiser blog years ago and I came across an article about t-shirts with the answers to some very common puppy raiser guide dog questions that I hear on a daily basis.  I went back to Google the other night and did my best to look up the same blog post, but unfortunately could not find the original.

I did however come across another blog: Failures of a Puppy Raiser that had a similar t-shirt with the “Answers”.  Basically a shirt that listed common service/guide dog questions answered by a puppy raiser.  If you’re a guide dog puppy raiser (or a puppy raiser of any kind) then I think you’ll appreciate this post.

Dog Questions
Dublin had the answers to all the puppy dog questions!

Top 10 KSDS Puppy Raiser Answers

10. Yes, it IS hard to give them up
9. Proper socialization teaches them to be calm while they work
8. I’m a volunteer
7. It’s not a muzzle, it’s a halti
6. No, I did not choose the puppy’s name
5. Guide Dog, Service Dog, or Social Dog
4. Washington, Kansas
3. 18 – 24 months
2. Black and Yellow Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers
1. Yes, it is REALLY hard to give them up

Great T-Shirt!!!  Although the “Answers” would be slightly different for me and my guide dog group, I’d love to print up a similar T-Shirt to present the answers to these common guide dog questions for puppy raisers.

I’ve never made a t-shirt in the past, but I’ve heard it’s not to difficult to create a shirt using either Zazzle or CafePress.  Here’s what I think I’d do for our guide dog puppy group:

Top 10 Puppy Raiser Answers

10. Yes, it IS hard to give them up
9. My puppy’s name is “Apache”
8. Proper socialization teaches them to be calm while they work
7. I’m a volunteer
6. A Guide Dog for the Blind
5. Yes, it is REALLY hard to give them up
4. 18 – 22 months
3. Sylmar, California
2. Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds
1. Yes, it is EXTREMELY hard to give them up

Maybe I can come up with a more general list of Puppy Raiser answers that would apply to all puppy raisers, print up the shirts, and sell them online so I can make another donation to our guide dog group.  What do you think?  Would you buy a shirt with the “answers” to common dog questions asked of us puppy raisers?  What “Answers” to service/guide dog questions would you have on your Puppy Raiser T-Shirt?

I think I might put together a mockup of a T-Shirt with “The Answers” to common dog questions for puppy raisers…If I do I’ll share in an upcoming blog post.

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3 Comments

  1. I was thinking about a shirt just the other day! I battle terribly with people actually calling Volt to come to them (in public) before I have a chance to settle him!

    1. @Angel, some people are great about asking before petting others…not so much. I think a shirt would be kind of cool to answer some of the most common questions people ask us puppy raisers. I’m sure you get similar questions about Volt.

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