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Guide Dogs for the Blind

Position Available Puppy Raiser
Location Home-Based
Details of Position The role involves looking after one of our pups full time for around a year from when they are 6-8 weeks old at your home, in preparation for them to become a Guide Dog. During the first few months, they will require 24 hour care but as they grow older, they can be left for up to 3 hours a day. The role involves socialising the pup in different environments, caring for their basic needs and implementing training requirements according to the pups behaviour.

A common misconception is that our pups are bred to display 'perfect' behaviour. However, this is not true and they will still display some of the common puppy characteristics and will require training to attend to these behaviours. This role is such a rewarding position for those who have the time to watch and train a pup to become a life changer for those who live with a visual impairment.

All food and veterinary costs are covered by Guide Dogs for the pup. The requirements for the role are to have a suitable area outside for the pup to go to the bathroom and to be able to meet the physical demands of carrying and walking a puppy.
Description of your Organisation We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research. We have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing many thousands to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life.

We also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children - including long cane mobility training and communication and daily living skills.
Type of Position Full Time
Minimum Age for volunteers 18
Is training provided Yes
Is a DBS required? No
Are expenses provided? Yes
Contact Details
Organisation Name The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Contact Name Danielle Wilkin
Contact Number 0800 781 1444
Contact Email
Closing Date for Application 26-05-2021
Organisation's Website https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/

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