B o r n   t o   L e a d

Davis and Weber county Guide Dog club

Traci Holmes
Club Leader

801.388.3493

Sierra Hart
Website Builder/Manager

More Information

Go to http://www.guidedogs.com for more information about puppy raising.

Do You Want To Raise A Guide Dog Puppy?

Puppy raiser requirements:

First and foremost, you need to live in one of these Western states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington or the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area.

After that, you need to understand and agree to guidelines, which include:

  • Joining a local puppy raising club and attend preliminary club meetings. Once you receive your pup, you'll need to continue to attend regularly scheduled club meetings and outings.
  • All members of your household must be committed to raising a puppy.
  • Providing a safe and secure living environment.
  • Keeping your puppy on leash at all times when not in a secure area.
  • Providing daily exercise and socialization.
  • Using GDB-approved training and management techniques when working with your puppy.
  • You need to be willing to travel to meet with Guide Dog representatives for evaluation of your puppy's progress and/or attend training workshops.