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.‚Äč

Bard

Bard

Breed: Male Black Lab Date of Birth: 4/29/19 Sire: Levi Dam: Topeka Raiser: The Stanley Family

Stella

Stella

Breed: Female Brindle Lab Date of Birth: 2/10/19 Sire: Richard Dam: Prada Raiser: The King Family