Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chidren's Museum

Last month are Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raising club went to are local children's museum to share about Guide Dogs and puppy raising. I toke a puppy in training name Roxanne. Here's some pic from that event.

Here's one of Roxanne. Isn't she a beauty!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Channing are Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy-in-training is now four months old! Wow, how time flies fast. I thought I'd show you some pics of him.

Here's a pic of him playing tug with Kimo a career changed dog.

Nap time with Kimo

Here's a sweet pic of Channing

One of him on my lap.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pics of Channing

Yesterday we got some more pictures of Channing our Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy-in-training.

This is a picture of Channing's first bath(the other dog is Kimo a career changed Guide Dog).

This is a picture of him asleep on my lap.

More picture of me with Channing on my lap.

This one is my favorite

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Yesterday we received our first Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy-in-training. His name is Channing,and he's a yellow Labrador Retriever. He has a lighter colored stripe on his side. It reminds me of a tiger stripe. He still learning, but I think that he's going to turn out to be a great guide dog someday. This is a picture of Me,Erin(my co-raiser), and Channing.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I getting my Guide Dog puppy on July 11th! I'm so excited!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


When I get my puppy I'm going to co-raise with another puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind named Erin. Co-raising is where you have the pup for part of the time and the other raiser has it the rest of the time. An advantage to co-raising with Erin is that she can do things like take the pup on buses, socialize to traffic, etc. that we can't do because I have younger siblings.

So if you have any question just put them in my comments and I'll answer them.

Friday, June 25, 2010

YMCA Camp Outing

Every so often my local puppy raising club goes places with the dogs as a group. Some times raisers will go to a school or community events to share about raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

On Thursday, I joined a couple puppy raisers at the YMCA summer camp to talk to the kids about puppy raising. We answered question, let them pet the dogs, and they helped with training. One girl said that she thought that only adults could raise Guide Dog puppies. I told her that kids nine years old and up could do it too.I had a lot of fun!

If you have any question just put them in my comments and I'll answer them.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So what comes next

I started to puppysit other puppies-in-training last month.In order to be a puppy raiser I need to puppysit first, so I have experience with training before I get my puppy. And it gives my family a time to decide if it's the right thing for us. It's also good for the dogs to be in different places.

First we sat a pup named Joel who is 7 months old. He has the longest legs ever! That makes him tall for his age. At first we weren't so sure if we were doing things right. But we were doing some things right and some things wrong. We didn't take him anywhere when we had him, but we had a really fun time. After he left, I told my mom that it seemed like something was missing.

Next we sat Pogo (isn't that a funny name!) who is 7 months old. He's such a snuggler! On the first night we had him ,my mom and I took him shopping with us. He did such a good job! We also brought him to church. He was such an easy pup.

Now last but not least there's Greta who is 1 year old, who we had last week. She's such a sweetheart and loves to play! But she's easily excited around people. She needs a little bit more work, but I like her a lot. She wears a headcollar. It is a tool that you put over the dog's muzzle, so I can have more control. The headcollar looks like a halter that goes on a horse.

I'm really glad I puppysat because I now know how a puppy-in-training's life is at home.

This is how it started

One day in late February my mom and I arrived at our local puppy raising club. When we walked in the door we were welcomed by the club leader, who was holding an 8 week old puppy in her arms! Ends up that she just got her the day before. I held the pup and even worked with her a little bit. It was a wonderful evening.

On the way home I told my mom that it felt so good to be in a room filled with people who had the same passion as me! You see my mom isn't really a dog person(but she's starting to be)and I've never owned a dog before. But God's given me a passion to help people and to work with dogs, and raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind was a perfect match!