Juliana and Warren
What is your advice for returning puppies to training?
On the day when the puppy advisor came in to my house with this tiny, adorable Guide Dog puppy, my heart just melted. This little animal was going to be a part of my life for the next twelve months. It was so exciting.
I got questions and comments from friends: ‘how will you give him back? I wouldn’t be able to do it’. And yes, giving the puppy back is definitely one of the hardest parts of the Puppy Raising experience.
However, when I signed up, I told myself I would do my best to train this dog so he can partner with someone in the future. Someone who really needs the skills of this brilliant dog I’ve raised. I was completely dedicated with Warren.
Warren was my first Guide Dog puppy and he managed to pass all of the Guide Dog training. He was matched with a person last year – an 18-year-old young man who is about to enter university. Words can’t describe how proud I was for my puppy to help someone.
Let go of your worries, give the training your best shot, and spend all the time you can with these adorable, amazing animals.
That way, at the end of the day, whatever happens, you’ll feel like a proud Puppy Parent!