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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.​

Kyle

Kyle

Breed: Male Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 09/04/22 Sire: Celtic Dam: Turquoise Raiser: The Westerkamp family

Tilden

Tilden

Breed: Male Yellow Lab Date of Birth: 05/15/22 Sire: Kentucky Dam: Therese Raiser: The Cooper family and Stephanie

Renoir

Renoir

Breed: Male Yellow Lab/Golden Cross Date of Birth: 03/16/22 Sire: Solo Dam: Vivian Raiser: The O'Connor/Anthony Family

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