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Raising a Guide Dog Puppy. Picture by Patrick Kennedy. By: Rachael Kennedy . My Project. Raising and training a guide dog puppy. I chose to get my puppy from the organization of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Picture by Patrick Kennedy. Picture by Patrick Kennedy.

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raising a guide dog puppy

Raising a Guide Dog Puppy

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

By: Rachael Kennedy

my project
My Project
  • Raising and training a guide dog puppy.
  • I chose to get my puppy from the organization of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

guide dogs for the blind history
Guide Dogs for the Blind: History
  • School created in May of 1942 by Lois Merrihew and Don Donaldson after WWII for service men who were injured in war
  • First opened in a rented home in Los Gatos, California
  • In, 1947 moved to San Rafael, California
  • In,1995 opened another campus in Boring, Oregon

This is a photo of the visitor’s center at the Oregon Campus.

www.guidedogs.com

guide dogs for the blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Non- Profit organization
  • Receives all money from donations from private individuals and corporations or from bequests
  • The dogs are provided to the visually impaired people at no cost to them
  • Each dog after fully trained is worth over $60,000

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

what was involved overview
What was Involved: Overview
  • Received puppy at 8 weeks old
  • Went to weekly puppy meetings until the age of 5 months
  • Continued to attend meetings twice a month thereafter
  • Completed report

each month

  • Socialized and

trained the puppy

on a daily basis

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

close up to be recalled
Close Up: To be Recalled
  • The puppy must learn twelve commands: sit, wait, stay, down, come, that’s enough, do your business, kennel, stand, go to bed, okay, and let’s go.
  • The puppy must be able to handle stressful situations with appropriate behavior.

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

george s recall
George’s Recall
  • Recalled on March 21, 2009 at Cabalas in Lacy, WA
  • Returned with eight other dogs
  • Currently at the Boring Campus in Phase 5 out of 10!

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

statistics
Statistics
  • Only 40% of the dogs become guides
  • The other 60% become therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, police dogs, diabetes dogs, or amazing pets

www.mmrcrehab.org

deleonfreepress.com

new learning
New Learning
  • Responsibility
  • Time Management
  • Patients

Picture by Patrick Kennedy

conclusion
Conclusion

THANK YOU:

Melissa Barnum,

All Paws for Independence Members,

My Parents,

Ms. Monaghan,

and

YOU!

bibliography
Bibliography

All about De Leon, Texas and the surrounding area... 16 May 2009 <http://deleonfreepress.com>.

Guide Dogs for the Blind: Pairing blind people with Guide Dogs since 1942. 16 May 2009 <http://www.guidedogs.com>.

Harrington, Paula. Guide Dogs for the Blind: Looking Ahead. San Rafael: Sandler/Becker, Inc., 1990.

Methodist Rehabilitation Center. 16 May 2009 <http://www.mmrcrehab.org>.