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.​

Flint

Flint

Breed: Male Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 09/20/21 Sire: Zenith Dam: Adair Raiser: The Preeo Family

Lanita

Lanita

Breed: Female Black Lab Date of Birth: 08/01/21 Sire: Fleetwood Dam: Bernadine Raiser: The White Family

Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Breed: Male Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 05/15/21 Sire: Ogden Dam: Flower Raiser: The Cooper Family

Nero

Nero

Breed: Male Black Lab Date of Birth: 05/27/21 Sire: Solo Dam: Angela Raiser: The Major Family