IN FOR TRAINING

After about 12-16 months, the guide dog puppy returns to Guide Dogs for the Blind to begin the formal training of guide work. Upon completion of approximately four months of intensive training the puppy, now a fully trained guide dog, is matched with a blind or visually impaired student. The new team undergoes about three weeks of extensive training to become a finely tuned pair.

 

Read more about the phases of formal training here.​

Barnabas

Barnabas

Breed: Male Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 01/02/20 Sire: Sprocket Dam: Marie Raiser: The O'Connor and Anthony Family

Hilee

Hilee

Breed: Female Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 8/20/19 Sire: West Dam: Kathleen Raiser: The White Family

Gander

Gander

Breed: Male Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 9/6/19 Sire: Sprocket Dam: Beasley Raiser: The Scott Family