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Guide Dog pup Quita .... has gone for training.

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I agree Mrs B, 6 weeks is young!

 

We got our puppy (years ago) at 8 weeks and even then we gave her a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel and a ticking alarm clock to sleep with. The breeder recommended it as it simulates the mothers heart beat and her warmth! Aw bless.

 

I really would love a puppy/dog. I really need to change jobs.......!

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She is gorgeous. I'm really :mrgreen: I looked into doing this but have had to put it off as we're trying for a baby at the moment and I was told you couldn't have a puppy if there was a child in the house younger than 3. :cry:

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She is gorgeous. I'm really :mrgreen: I looked into doing this but have had to put it off as we're trying for a baby at the moment and I was told you couldn't have a puppy if there was a child in the house younger than 3. :cry:

 

There are a few stipulations like that yes, no children in the house under 3

You need a secure garden and you must not leave it alone for more than 3 hours. Basically you have to be around at home most of the time. You also need to be around when the puppy walking coordinator does their visits.

 

there's some more info on this site http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/puppywalking

 

We now have quite a few wet patches on the carpet, but more of it has gone outside I think! We sorted a puppy crate out on loan until we get one delivered on Friday (via another puppy walker in the area :D )

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She's so cute :D

 

My daughters Brownie pack are collecting for the guide dogs as they had a friend of Brown Owl talk to them, and he is blind and brought his dog in for the girls to see, she went down a storm :D

 

Karen x

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Awwww how lovely....I'm really surprised that she is only 6 weeks old though :shock: I thought 8 weeks was the earliest a puppy should leave it's mother?

 

She looks just like a cuddly toy....I can feel her soft coat from here lol

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All guide dogs go to their puppy walkers between 6 and 6.5 weeks old so that they bond with their walker. They have their injections earlier than usual so that we can take them out early too. First few weeks are spent teaching toileting on command, carrying them round supermarkets, on buses and in my case into all the local coffee bars, shops, bank etc so that the assistants can see the new baby!! All good for their socialisation too. Also take them to puppy party at the vets, where new puppies can play with other puppies rather than getting squashed by great big dogs.

 

She is lovely.

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It's so important that these pups get human bonding / socialisation at this young age & they do leave their moms at between 6 & 7 weeks old. However if the litter are small or imature, they are left with their mom for longer. These pups are going into homes where they are closely supervised by a very experienced team of people. :)

 

A couple of interesting facts...

 

Guide Dogs have the largest dog breeding establishment & the biggest breeding programme in the country.

 

Guide DOgs are the biggest breeders of working dogs in the WORLD.

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We had Jazz at 7 weeks - and she had all her injections early as well, because of the feral cats and foxes on the land.

 

I think Carl wants a yellow one as well now he's seen those photos 8):D

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Congratulations! She is so cute :D

 

I did my Work Experience with the Guide Dogs in Leamington Spa, training them and walking them around the streets. I even got to go on a blindfolded walk, where I was totally in the dog's control. It was hard to put my trust in the dog (he was called Bee-Jay), but he did a great job, and I didnt hit any lampposts :) . I think the work GD do is great and it was a great experience.

I would like to be a puppy walker... only if mom wasn't allergic!

Hope all goes well :!:

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Congratulations - she is gorgeous, and you are doing a very valuable job by supporting this work. A good friend of mine has a guide dog called Tom, he won guide dog hero of the year last year. Here is his story: Tom's Story

We laugh about this now as Tom must be the daftest guide dog he has had. He often takes his owner on different routes through the village. If his owner is late for a meeting, someone often says "oh it's OK, I saw Tom taking him round the new estate, or round the duck pond". They often attend prayer meetings and as soon as he hears "Amen" Tom leaps up for his harness to be put back on. :lol: Very clever dog! 8)

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What a gorgeous girl! I would love to do something like this, but would struggle with the separation part. Also, I don't think Azzie, my house-rabbit would appreciate it! :wink:

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Maybe we should have a separate forum for Puppy walkers!! and interested prospective Puppy Walkers. If anyone is worried about having pups and chickens. Introducing them early, with supervision, they get on fine. I can now leave my 12 month old Guide Dog pup with my hens so that Mr Fox doesn't decide to be interested If he, Jake, .'fails' because he is freaked out by open riser stairs, he will come back to me and have a new job guarding instead of guiding. :lol:

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Just wanted to say Good Luck and that she is soooooo cute,

 

I said we wouldn;t have another dog after holly went to 'Devon' last year, for a few years but I am sorely tempted.

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Maggie Mchen... I see that you puppy walked 2 BB's? 8)

Will you be having puppy no 5 after Jake?

 

(In case anyone planned on asking - BBs are brood females.)

 

Most definitely, I have already applied for a German Shepherd (hopefully)in early April, due to be born 25th February.

I would love one of my own pup's pups but their whelping hasn't coincided with my older one going for training yet. :)

 

Still I shall be doing this for a good few years yet so there's still time. :lol:

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Maggie Mchen... I see that you puppy walked 2 BB's? 8)

Will you be having puppy no 5 after Jake?

 

(In case anyone planned on asking - BBs are brood females.)

 

Most definitely, I have already applied for a German Shepherd (hopefully)in early April, due to be born 25th February.

I would love one of my own pup's pups but their whelping hasn't coincided with my older one going for training yet. :)

 

Still I shall be doing this for a good few years yet so there's still time. :lol:

 

How exciting! That will be Pallas litter.They are being born right now & I'm just on my way to see them in a few mins. There are 7 so far, not sure if she's finished. Their mom is beautiful & was imported from America. :)

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That will be Pallas litter.They are being born right now & I'm just on my way to see them in a few mins. There are 7 so far, not sure if she's finished. Their mom is beautiful & was imported from America. :)

 

Is the dad called Zodiac? Woodbridge have her name a Peller are we talking the same female? Apparently dad seems to be outside bred too. Do you know anything about him? Physically or mentally!!!!!

Is Peller/Palla long coated or short? Presumably she has come from Guide Dogs in America so she should good.

 

Not sure about taking on a totally outside bred pup. A friend of mine (she has puppy walked 18 so no novice) had an outside bred lab pup and it was a disaster area :shock::shock: Lovely dog but didn't even go into training!!!! hadn't a clue.

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That will be Pallas litter.They are being born right now & I'm just on my way to see them in a few mins. There are 7 so far, not sure if she's finished. Their mom is beautiful & was imported from America. :)

 

Is the dad called Zodiac? Yes he is Woodbridge have her name a Peller are we talking the same female? not sure what you mean?Apparently dad seems to be outside bred too. Do you know anything about him? Physically or mentally!!!!! Yes he's outside bred, have seen photos of him. He's big & lovely looking!Is Peller/Palla long coated or short? short & she's sable Presumably she has come from Guide Dogs in America so she should good. Yes she is from an American GD school.

Not sure about taking on a totally outside bred pup. A friend of mine (she has puppy walked 18 so no novice) had an outside bred lab pup and it was a disaster area :shock::shock: Lovely dog but didn't even go into training!!!! hadn't a clue. Although outside bred, these dogs are already on the GD bereding programme over in America - so have all the outstanding qualities that we have in our breeding dogs. - they will be super pups....better go & visit them.

 

 

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Have PMd you with the same questions :lol::lol: . This seemed to be getting too much about guide dogs and so would like to continue PMing. I am so excited. What letter of the alphabet are you on?

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