Puppy Raising

Puppy Raising

GDA Volunteers Pick Up “T,” “V,” W,” and “A” Litters!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “T,” “V,” “W,” and “A” litters.
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GDA Presents Suzanne Clothier

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

GDA Presents Puppy Raising Expert Suzanne Clothier

GDA is pleased to host Suzanne Clothier for an exciting three-day seminar. Suzanne has raised eight generations of her Hawks Hunt German Shepherds, as well as litters of other breeds. Her approach to puppy raising has helped private breeders of several breeds raise “the best puppies ever.” Most notably, her ideas have been put to the test since 2008 being used with thousands of puppies at multiple guide and service dog schools.
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GDA volunteers pick up “R” and “S” Litters!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age.

Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “R” and “S” litters of black Labrador Retrievers and yellow Labrador Retrievers.
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GDA volunteers pick up “O” Litter!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age.

Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “O” of yellow Labrador Retrievers. (more…)

GDA Puppies Go to “Nursery” School

Monday, February 29th, 2016

New Enhanced Enrichment Program Gives Pups a ‘Paw Up’

Guide Dogs of America has always strived to give its puppies a “paw up” right from the start. GDA has its own breeding program to provide the best quality dogs possible for our blind and visually impaired guide dog recipients. The puppies are born in our nursery where they are cared for by our staff and a group of “selected” volunteers. These volunteers give the puppies individual attention and handling soon after they are born. This socialization is an important part of their development.
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GDA volunteers pick up “N” and “P” litters!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “N” of German Shepherds and the “P” litter of Golden Retrievers. (more…)

Puppy Calendar Raises Funds For GDA

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

On sale now: Guide Dogs of America’s South Bay Puppy Raiser Group’s 2016 calendar!
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Theatre “Tickets for Charity” Benefits GDA

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Tehachapi Community Theatre’s opening night performance of “The Miracle Worker” will benefit Guide Dogs of America. Through its “Tickets for Charity” program, TCT donated 42 tickets to the August 28 performance of the classic story of Anne Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf.
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In Tribute to Nigel

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

By Dale E. Hartford, GDA President/Director

Retired Guide Dog Nigel, a star of Guide Dogs of America’s educational films, passed away on August 14, 2015. Nigel, a Golden Retriever, and his partner Lorri Bernson graduated from Guide Dogs of America in 2002, as members of Class #333. Nigel was 15 years old.
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Puppy Raising

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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