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Guide Dog Puppy Carer

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AllGoodDogs Sat 28-Oct-17 21:30:52

Has anyone done this? I'd be interested to hear about your experience if so!

It won't be soon as we have an elderly lab and I don't think it would be fair to him to introduce a puppy, but in the future possibly.

Kids at the moment are both in school, and I only work 9 hours per week (3 hrs x 3 days but can spread it over 4 if neccessary) so would have lots of time to dedicate to puppy.

Would love to know what the vetting process involved, timeline from enquiry to getting a dog placed with you, would you / did you do it again with another puppy? Also best and worst bits about it!

Thanks for any advice!

Toddlerteaplease Sun 29-Oct-17 15:02:54

One of my colleagues has trainee guide dog puppies. Next time I see her I’ll ask her. Apparently they have then to socialise themBd get them used to people and living in a home etc. Then they are picked up to go to ‘school’ every weekday. She has another dog and two very young children.

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Mon 30-Oct-17 16:01:45

My cousin had one (I think for 18 months) then it failed it's tests to be a Guide dog (poor recall!!!). I think they've got it back but Guide Dog people are looking for a new home for it (they don't want it long-term as they are retired persons and he's a bit lively) - one of my cousin's neighbours is interested in rehoming it so hopefully they will be allowed to.

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Mon 30-Oct-17 16:02:57

Think that should have been "its", not "it's" but it is one of my weak grammar points.

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