Puppy Raising & Adult Dog Boarding

Early Education – The Puppy Raising Program

Dog wearing blue training jacket in parking lot

All puppies bred by BC and Alberta Guide Dog Services are placed on our professionally-supervised volunteer Puppy Raising program. The Puppy Raising program is conducted in three major centers: Greater Vancouver Area, Victoria and the greater Calgary area.

When the puppies on the program are approximately fifteen months old, they enter advanced training with our Guide Dog Mobility Instructors.

The role of the Puppy Raiser is to provide the training department with obedient, well-socialized, confident adult dogs to undertake professional guide dog training.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Puppy Raiser and want more information, please visit our Raise a Puppy page.

5 Reasons to Raise a Puppy (PDF)