Gift Shop Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind places puppies at approximately 7 weeks of age with foster families called "puppy walkers" who raise the pups for 12 to 18 months.
Who makes a good Puppy Raiser? A good Puppy Raiser is someone who is caring, patient, and responsible. Before you fill out our Puppy Raiser Application, please take some time to read through the information in this section of the website.
Puppy Raising is a 12 month commitment in which Raisers are responsible for: Making the pup part Guide dogs their family and keeping them safe. Attending Education Sessions and regular Training Sessions.
Teaching the pup dog skills such as sit, drop, staygood manners, and providing regular socialisation experiences. Establishing good toileting, feeding, sleeping, and walking routines. While these activities are important, the dogs are first and foremost puppies — so plenty of love and tummy scratches are also required!
Items include collars, leash, grooming equipment, and a food bowl. We also cover all food, preventative medicine, and veterinary costs. Training Sessions are generally held on a weekly basis until the pup is 4 months of age, and then fortnightly thereafter.
Regular visits allow our Puppy Development Team to monitor the pup's development, and address any concerns promptly to ensure that the Guide Dog Puppy journey is enjoyable for everyone involved. How do I become a Puppy Raiser? Puppy Raising is a rewarding experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
Before applying to become a Puppy Raiser, please make sure you fit our criteria including that you need to: Live in the Sydney area — this is to ensure that your pup can attend regular Training Sessions with the Puppy Development Team. You can see the Districts we service by viewing our Puppy Raising Districts map.
Be home for most of the day; your pup must not be left alone for more than four hours at a time without supervision and human company. Walk your pup each day. Allow your pup to sleep and spend time indoors. Have a yard with dog-proof fencing. Have access to a car to transport your pup. Be available to attend Education and Training Sessions.
For the most part, Training Sessions will be conducted in your local District. Please note that having your own pet dog does not exclude you from being a part of our Puppy Raising, or Temporary Care Program.
Temporary Carers If you cannot commit to the full twelve months required as a Puppy Raiser, we totally understand.
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