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Puppy walkers – Guide Dogs for the Blind need you!

By August 13, 2020Local News, Volunteering

Do you live in or near the villages between Selby and Holme on Spalding Moor?

Who could say no to a cute guide dog puppy?

All puppies are special, but these little ones are puppies with a purpose!

Many of the pups will go on to be qualified guide dogs, helping to open the world up to a visually impaired person.

The initial stages of training are crucial, and it takes the support of a very special volunteer to help the puppies thrive.

Puppy walkers are given a dog at 6 weeks old and over the course of about 14 months they will introduce the pup to the wider world, ensuring that they follow basic commands while helping them to become familiar with as many situations as possible.

Pups need to be prepared for whatever the world has in store for them!

The Puppy Walker role is such a rewarding role, watching your puppy develop knowing that you’re contributing to their future career as a guide dog.

There will be plenty of puppy cuddles to go around but this is a demanding role which takes a great deal of commitment.

The puppy will be with you 24/7, cannot be left alone for more than 3 hours and you must have an enclosed garden with a suitable area for the pup to do its business.

Not forgetting the classic puppy cheekiness so be prepared for the odd accident on the carpet or a chewed slipper.

If you can meet the criteria and are looking for a rewarding challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Full training is provided including monthly puppy training classes.

All food and vet bills are covered by Guide Dogs.

To find our more, please contact Linda Conway for a chat on 03451430207 or email linda.conway@guidedogs.org.uk

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