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Puppy Walker

Puppy Walker
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Description of the role:

Puppy walking is a rewarding role and is so important in the development of a future guide dog. Volunteer puppy walkers care for a puppy in their homes for just over a year, getting the future guide dog used to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Puppy walkers give their puppies a firm foundation for later training and life with a visually impaired person. The role involves, caring for your puppy, training basic obedience commands and assisting it to socialise in as many different environments as possible. There is ongoing support and guidance available from your Puppy Walking Supervisor. Also, Guide Dogs supplies food and meets vet's bills for the puppies.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

-Be at home for most of the day
-Be over 18 years old
-Not have children under 3
-Have access to relief area
-Daily access to car travel
-Take your puppy on routine trips
-Work within the association's guidelines

Practical information:

Full time hours. All training and supervision is given for the role.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Shire View, 72 Headingley Lane
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 20.05.2020
Organisation Information

Losing your sight shouldn't mean losing independence. Guide Dogs is a charity that provides services to help people living with sight loss to maintain or improve independence. We offer a range of services including guide dogs, sighted guide training for friends and family, and My Guide which is our sighted guiding service.

Charity number: 209617