Raising and Training Your Guide Dog
Congratulations on your decision to become a puppy owner!
The journey ahead will be both difficult and rewarding as you watch your puppy learn and grow from a pup to a young adult. The role you have in your puppy’s life is very important.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been raising and training puppies to be Guide Dogs for nearly 60 years. We are a member of the International Guide Dog Federation and are recognised as a leader in our field.
With this guide we would like to share with you some of the tips and expert information that we have learned along the way.
The following information has been taken from our Puppy Raising Manual, the training guide which we use to raise and train our very own Guide Dog puppies.
From this Guide you will learn:
Puppy behaviour: understanding your puppy’s behaviour, and training your puppy
Diet and general care for puppy: feeding, handling, grooming, and health checks
Health and safety tips: vaccinations, heartworm prevention, worming, flea and tick prevention, de-sexing
Exercise and play: exercise, walking tips and playtime
Obedience and training: training commands, good habits and socialisation