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After spending about a year in a puppy raiser's home, the puppy (now a grown dog!) returns to Guide Dogs for the Blind for 6-12 more months of formal training where he or she will learn to guide a visually impaired partner.  Puppy raisers are responsible for providing all the socialization, basic training, attention, and love the puppy requires to become a guide dog canidate.  The actual guidework training is done by the professional instructors on the Guide Dogs campus (in either California or Oregon).

"Recall Day" is a day of mixed emotions for raisers.  It is very sad to see the puppy they have loved for the last year go, but it is exciting that they may someday have a career as a guide dog or go on to serve the community in other ways.  Many raisers think of leaving for formal training as being like going to college!

Check the latest news (on the right hand side of the web page) to see what phase a puppy is in. Click on, or hover over, the phases to see the training steps.


Vault was born on April 21, 2019 to dog mom Eloise. Susan is raising him. Vault is a male, black labrador born to dog mom Eloise and dog dad Kepler.

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Juliet is a female, black labrador born on 5/16/19 to dog dad Blake and dog mom Scout. She is being raised by Angie and family (who also raised Scout, her mother).

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Danette is a black, female labrador born on March 16, 2019 to dog dad Keno and dog mom Bevie. Danette is being raised by Heidi G and Julie B.

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Helen is a female yellow labrador born on March 25, 2019 to dog dad Stockholm and dog mom Corinne. Helen is being raised by Marni.

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Amy is a female golden retriever born on March 12, 2019 to dog dad Rafter and dog mom Layla. Amy is being raised by Cathy G.

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Arlo is a male, golden retriever.

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Terrence is a male, yellow labrador born on August 9, 2018 to dog dad Eski and dog mom Waikiki. Terrence is being raised by Denise.

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