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Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Training Team with the graduate Guide Dogs at the Guide Dogs Centre all sitting in a row
15 August, 2018

Graduating Guide Dogs presented with their first harness in Port Macquarie

Today is a proud day for five Graduating Guide Dogs as they received their very first harness at a special Guide Dog NSW/ACT ceremony in Port Macquarie after completing five months of intensive training at the Guide Dog Centre. This is the first time a Guide Dog presentation ceremony has taken place in the Mid North Coast which is an exciting way to mark the conclusion of Guide Dog Training and the start of the next life-changing chapter for these incredible dogs.

Guide Dog in training walking with his trainer on a loose leash smiling happily
09 August, 2018

Top 3 Dog Walking Tips from a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Walking your dog is so much more than just a physical activity. In addition to the health benefits from getting active, it’s also extremely beneficial for behaviour training, socialisation and developing the bond between the dog and their owner. To assist all pooches and their owners with daily dog walks, we’ve asked our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Eddie Sullivan, to share his top three dog walking tips.

Yellow lab puppy enjoying pats from a happy couple at the Dog Lovers Show
06 August, 2018

Dog Lovers Show Sydney 2018

It was a big weekend for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT at The Dog Lovers Show, the world's greatest festival for dog lovers and one of the largest dog events in the world. The Dog Lovers Show took place at the Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park, Sydney where thousands of passionate dog lovers and over 500 beautiful dogs united to celebrate everything we love about our furry friends.

Puppy Raiser holding a little yellow lab puppy that is soundly asleep in his arms
30 July, 2018

Guide Dogs Seeking Volunteers for New Home Birth Program

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has just launched a new Home Whelping and Puppy Rearing Program and is now seeking local volunteers in the Richmond, Windsor, Penrith and Hills areas, to play an invaluable role in helping bring the next generation of Guide Dog puppies into the world.

Chrissy and hugging her yellow lab Guide Dog Lacey
24 July, 2018

Chrissy and Guide Dog Lacey participate in PAWGUST

Six years ago when Chrissy was in her final year of university, she was suddenly diagnosed with Stargardt's Disease, a disease that causes progressive damage of the retina which is responsible for sharp and straight ahead vision. Chrissy’s central vision began to deteriorate, and for the past two years she’s depended on her Guide Dog Lacey to get around safely and independently. 

Happy Guide Dog going for a walk this August
23 July, 2018

Ruff News for Man's Best Friend

Australia is a self-confessed nation of dog lovers but Aussie dog owners are putting their four-legged friends’ health and happiness at risk by not walking them as frequently as they should be, according to new research and industry experts.

What is - Guide Dog Puppy Raising
17 July, 2018

What is Guide Dog Puppy Raising?

Are you considering being a Guide Dog Puppy Raiser? Here are some essential things to know about the Puppy Raising process and what to expect. 

Guide Dog Puppy enjoying the Positive Paws Program in the Enrichment Area
17 July, 2018

Positive Paws Project for Western Sydney Schools

The Positive Paws Project is a program Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been piloting in Western Sydney Schools. The program gives high school students the opportunity to lend a helping paw to trainee Guide Dogs at the Guide Dog Centre in Glossodia.