Too many puppies, and not enough volunteer puppies, says Leader Dogs for the Blind in Michigan.

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  • The Rochester Hills-based Leader Dogs for the Blind needs a puppy breeder.

“Good boy! What a good boy! Want a treat? Look at that cute! Ah, you’re so cute we could puke and die oh my gosh, we love you so much!”

Sorry, we were just rehearsing our puppy talk, because Rochester Hills-based Leader Dogs for the Blind has a truly unique problem: Too many Labrador’s and not enough human volunteers to breed them as potential service dogs in the future, Fox 2 reports.

The group’s website reads: “Puppy breeders are the backbone of our Guide Dog Program.” “They give 12 to 15 months of their time, energy and love to raise a puppy for Leader Dog. Through daily care and training, puppy breeders are building the foundation our dogs need to become a reliable guide dog for a blind person.”

How does it work?

First, interested puppy breeders will have to fill out an application, in which they will be asked about themselves, their family, other pets, and past dog training experiences. Those who already have dogs at home will have to submit vaccination records for approval as a puppy breeder. (Oh my God, we can’t get enough of saying that… puppy breeder.)

If approved, you will get a puppy, which will take about 7-8 weeks, and then you will get a name for him or her, and bam. This is. The dog has been in your care for about a year. You don’t have to take your puppy everywhere either, because it’s important for puppies to experience a variety of environments, including being indoors alone. and remember, future Lead dogs don’t have the same general access rights as registered service dogs, so don’t expect to be able to bring a Goldie Hawn (just a suggestion) to lunch.

Vet visits are free if you take your puppy to Leader Dogs on campus for the blind in Rochester Hills, but puppy breeders (pressure!Responsible for providing food, toys, and other necessities during the puppy’s raising period.

According to the website, no puppy training or even experience in owning dogs is required. They offer free online orientation sessions, as well as provide a guide, and access to puppy counselors, as well as training sessions. The organization also notes that the Leader Dogs for the Blind network of trainers and puppy breeders is an active, helpful community and can be of assistance throughout the process. your business? Keep the puppy safe, attend monthly meetings with other puppy breeders, be consistent with training, stay connected to the organization, and embrace the experience. After all, Goldie Hoon can change a life.

It should be noted that no All Puppies will advance to service dog level, due to a number of factors, at which point they are considered to be “caret changed”. I was there. Don’t worry, it’s nothing You are do, but the pup may be destined for something else, such as working as a service dog or helping a dog in another field, or you or someone else may be able to Embrace If the puppy does not meet the criteria to become a full service dog.

To learn more about how to apply to become a potential puppy owner, visit Leaderdog.org/volunteer/raise-a-puppy or call 888-777-5332.

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