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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 of 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. You can still help us by registering as a Temporary Carer. These Carers are on-hand to provide a loving home for when our Puppy Raisers go on holidays, or if they cannot look after their pup for a short period of time.Raise a puppy Foster a growing Guide Dog.
Raising a puppy involves caring for a potential Guide Dog over a 12 month foster period. The goal is to nurture each puppy so they become well socialised, confident and focussed before training.
Friendly and informative, this guide looks at the breeding, raising, training, and assessment of young guide dogs, as well as what happens when they are matched with their handlers to become working guide dogs. Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss.
We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence. Puppy Raising is a 12 month commitment in which families or individuals ensure that our new recruits get the best possible care in a home environment. Help our puppies change lives. Become a Puppy Sponsor today to share in the progress of puppies as they become Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, or Pets as Therapy Dogs.
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