Did you know that only 40% of pups in training become fully qualified, working Guide Dogs?
Whilst this is in line with international standards, we are always striving for improvement in order to meet the increased demand for highly skilled Guide Dogs.
Currently, pups born at our Cute HQ do not undertake any type of formal early learning program to prepare them to live in the community. Their learning is limited to basic nurturing and training prior to going to their puppy raising homes at around eight weeks of age.
With generous support from the community, we will be able to deliver the Early Puppy Development Program, which will provide our pups with a more structured program – one that will increase their confidence and resilience so that they can better cope with the sights and sounds of life outside Cute HQ.