A New Guide Dog Puppy!
We are very excited – we will soon be starting a new adventure with SA Guide-Dogs, and raising another Guide Dog puppy!
We’re getting a male yellow Labrador, from the “QR” litter (he will be chosen from the litter for us by GDA), and his name is yet to be confirmed by the GDA naming committee. The four boys and a girl have already had some incredible socialisation and habituation training in GDA’s puppy block from specially trained handlers, so he has been given an incredible start on his training journey.
Today we bought his puppy collar, and his grown up collar, in bright orange! GDA does provide collars and leads, but we like to get new ones for our puppies. 😀 I am also waiting for a fabulous leather lead – I’ve wanted one for ages, and one of our dogs recently chewed through my snazzy Rogz Utility lead. 😛 And once his name is decided he’ll get a name tag with our phone number on it, to go with the official GDA tags he will get when we collect him.
We also bought an orange bath towel, which will go with us when we collect him and it will be rubbed on his mommy so he can come home with a familiar scent.
We have our own nice big doggy crate now, and we have found crate-training to be an invaluable tool in house training, as well as teaching a puppy to be okay with his own company.
I am eager to share our new adventure with you!
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