Recent Changes for "Eyes for Others" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_OthersRecent Changes of the page "Eyes for Others" on Davis Wiki.en-us Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-08-23 08:10:29JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["SarahHillard"]<br> <span>-</span> * ["AynReyes"]<br> <span>-</span> * ["JuliannePhillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["<span>Users/</span>SarahHillard"]<br> <span>+</span> * ["<span>Users/</span>AynReyes"]<br> <span>+</span> * ["<span>Users/</span>JuliannePhillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-04-27 20:35:05AllisonEriksenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-27 21:35:05'' [[nbsp]] As I understand, the fundraising money pays for the twice-monthly outings so that raisers do not have to pay to go to required events, as well as puppy jackets, kennels that are shared through the club, x-pens, and other club supplies. The money does not go to the raisers directly, but makes it so they are only responsible for their puppy's needs as agreed to when they were given the puppy and so that they don't have to miss required events due to finances. The money is for the organization, not the individuals, just like in any club. --["Users/AllisonEriksen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-04-27 18:14:14isabellaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-27 19:14:14'' [[nbsp]] I should clarify for you, "Julianne", Guide Dogs is a fine organization, the local Yolo County club is a joke. During the time I was involved with them, their monthly meetings consisted of fundraising and talking about ideas for fundraising, of which, none of the money actually went to the puppy raisers, or at least not me or the other puppy raisers I talked with. So "Julianne", where does all your fundraising money go?<br> + --["Users/isabella"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-04-02 21:24:06JuliannePhillipsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-02 22:24:06'' [[nbsp]] I'm sorry "Isabella" felt that way, but that is really not true. We love having new people join the group, and we encourage anyone who has any interest in Guide Dogs for the Blind to attend our meetings, and please consider joining. Guide Dogs wouldn't be the organization it is today if it weren't for the many people that continue to join us and help GDB grow. We are all in it for the common goal of creating a miracle for the visually impaired in the form of a guide dog. --["Users/JuliannePhillips"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-01-21 17:24:36NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-01-21 12:39:17'' [[nbsp]] This group is a cli<span>c</span>k<span>&nbsp;and they do not like to let others into their click</span>. I do know this because I was involved with them and found working with them so stressful. I do not recommend joining this group. While Guide Dogs for the Blind is a wonderful organization, it is only this local group that I had problems with. --["Users/isabella"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-01-21 12:39:17'' [[nbsp]] This group is a cli<span>que and they do not li</span>k<span>e to let others into their clique</span>. I do know this because I was involved with them and found working with them so stressful. I do not recommend joining this group. While Guide Dogs for the Blind is a wonderful organization, it is only this local group that I had problems with. --["Users/isabella"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-01-21 15:46:13AllisonEriksen <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["AllisonEriksen"]- currently co-raising Opie<br> -</span> * ["AynReyes"]<span>- currently co-raising Opie</span><br> <span>-</span> * ["JuliannePhillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions<span>, and currently raising Randolph</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["AynReyes"]<br> <span>+</span> * ["JuliannePhillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-01-21 12:39:17isabellaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-01-21 12:39:17'' [[nbsp]] This group is a click and they do not like to let others into their click. I do know this because I was involved with them and found working with them so stressful. I do not recommend joining this group. While Guide Dogs for the Blind is a wonderful organization, it is only this local group that I had problems with. --["Users/isabella"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2008-01-21 12:37:41isabella <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2007-02-28 14:19:25AllisonEriksendouble raisers looked confusing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["AllisonEriksen"]- currently raising Opie<br> <span>-</span> * ["AynReyes"]- currently raising Opie </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["AllisonEriksen"]- currently <span>co-</span>raising Opie<br> <span>+</span> * ["AynReyes"]- currently <span>co-</span>raising Opie </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-12-28 16:39:47AynReyesadded me :) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["AynReyes"]- currently raising Opie</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-10-28 08:13:16JuliannePhillips <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["Julianne<span>&nbsp;</span>Phillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["JuliannePhillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions<span>, and currently raising Randolph</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-09-25 06:29:30JabberWokkyListified. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["SarahHillard"]<br> <span>-</span> ["AllisonEriksen"]- currently raising Opie<br> <span>-</span> ["Julianne Phillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *</span> ["SarahHillard"]<br> <span>+ *</span> ["AllisonEriksen"]- currently raising Opie<br> <span>+ *</span> ["Julianne Phillips"]- EfO leader, can answer questions </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-09-25 06:25:24AllisonEriksentried to clean up a bit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Wiki users who have raised one or more puppies for GDftB include ["SarahHillard"]<span>.</span><br> - <span><br> -</span> <span>Le</span>a<span>der</span>s<span>&nbsp;of the Eyes for</span> O<span>th</span>e<span>rs group on Wiki:</span> ["JuliannePhillips"] <span>--You</span> <span>m</span>a<span>y</span> e<span>mail me with</span> questions<span>&nbsp;about our club at any time.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Wiki users who have raised one or more puppies for GDftB include<span>:<br> +</span> ["SarahHillard"]<br> <span>+ ["AllisonEriksen"]</span>- <span>currently</span> <span>r</span>a<span>i</span>s<span>ing</span> O<span>pi</span>e<span><br> +</span> ["Julianne<span>&nbsp;</span>Phillips"]<span>-</span> <span>EfO</span> <span>le</span>a<span>der,</span> <span>can answ</span>e<span>r</span> questions </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-09-24 19:09:27JuliannePhillips <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Lab/Golden crosses, and German Shep<span>a</span>rds as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 1<span>3</span>-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped from the program, including poor health or behavioral issues. Just because a pup doesn't make it does not necessarily reflect poorly on the raiser. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make it are given 'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Lab/Golden crosses, and German Shep<span>he</span>rds as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 1<span>6</span>-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and <span>there are </span>a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped from the program, including poor health or behavioral issues. Just because a pup doesn't make it does not necessarily reflect poorly on the raiser. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make it are given <span>the name </span>'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please <span>do not try to</span> pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers or their environment. Petting them can get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for distraction. You can ask the raiser if you may approach and pet the puppy. Some might say no, due to their own pup's behavioral tendencies (they may be too young to behave just yet), but some raisers will say yes. Most businesses will allow puppies-in-training to enter, which is helpful in training for different environments, even though they are not required to by law (the law only applies to fully certified guide dogs). </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please <span>ask before you</span> pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers or their environment. Petting them can get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for<span>&nbsp;the</span> distraction. You can ask the raiser if you may approach and pet the puppy. Some might say no, due to their own pup's behavioral tendencies (they may be too young to behave just yet), but some raisers will say yes. Most businesses will allow puppies-in-training to enter, which is helpful in training for different environments, even though they are not required to by law (the law only applies to fully certified guide dogs). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Leaders of the Eyes for Others group on Wiki: ["JuliannePhillips"] --You may email me with questions about our club at any time.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-06-28 16:56:32JabberWokkyWiki fmting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [http://www.yologuidedogs.com/<span>&nbsp;Website</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||</span>[http://www.yologuidedogs.com/]<span>||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-06-28 15:54:34AllisonEriksen <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Lab/Golden crosses, and German Shepards as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 13-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped from the program, including poor health or behavioral issues. Just because a pup doesn't make it does not necessarily reflect poorly on the raiser. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make are given 'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Lab/Golden crosses, and German Shepards as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 13-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped from the program, including poor health or behavioral issues. Just because a pup doesn't make it does not necessarily reflect poorly on the raiser. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make <span>it </span>are given 'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please do not try to pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers or their environment. Petting them can get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for distraction. You can ask the raiser if you may approach and pet the puppy. Some might say no, due to their own pup's behavioral tendencies, but some raisers will say yes. Most businesses will allow puppies-in-training to enter, which is helpful in training for different environments, even though they are not required to by law (the law only applies to fully certified guide dogs). </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please do not try to pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers or their environment. Petting them can get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for distraction. You can ask the raiser if you may approach and pet the puppy. Some might say no, due to their own pup's behavioral tendencies<span>&nbsp;(they may be too young to behave just yet)</span>, but some raisers will say yes. Most businesses will allow puppies-in-training to enter, which is helpful in training for different environments, even though they are not required to by law (the law only applies to fully certified guide dogs). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-06-16 20:56:00AllisonEriksentried to be more informative <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Eyes for Others is the Yolo County club for Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. They are affiliated with [http://www.guidedogs.com/ Guide Dogs for the Blind]. Raisers can be anywhere in the county, but most of them <span>ar</span>e in Davis. The majority of local raisers are UCD students or you<span>nger kids.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Eyes for Others is the Yolo County club for Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. They are affiliated with [http://www.guidedogs.com/ Guide Dogs for the Blind]. Raisers can be anywhere in the county, but most of them <span>seem to b</span>e in Davis. The majority of local raisers are UCD students or you<span>th raisers.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepards as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 13-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped f<span>orm the program</span>. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make are given 'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retriever<span>s, Lab/Golden crosse</span>s, and German Shepards as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 13-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped f<span>rom the program, including poor health or behavioral issues. Just because a pup doesn't make it does not necessarily reflect poorly on the raiser</span>. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make are given 'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please do not try to pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers. Petting them <span>will</span> get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for distraction. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please do not try to pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers<span>&nbsp;or their environment</span>. Petting them <span>can</span> get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for distraction.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;You can ask the raiser if you may approach and pet the puppy. Some might say no, due to their own pup's behavioral tendencies, but some raisers will say yes. Most businesses will allow puppies-in-training to enter, which is helpful in training for different environments, even though they are not required to by law (the law only applies to fully certified guide dogs).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-04-16 19:44:26JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Wiki users who have raised one or more puppies for GDftB include ["Sarah<span>&nbsp;</span>Hillard"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Wiki users who have raised one or more puppies for GDftB include ["SarahHillard"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-04-16 19:43:57JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Wiki users who have raised one or more puppies for GDftB include ["Sarah Hillard"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Eyes for Othershttp://daviswiki.org/Eyes_for_Others2006-04-16 13:46:48AllisonEriksenguide doggies! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Eyes for Others<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [http://www.yologuidedogs.com/ Website]<br> + <br> + Eyes for Others is the Yolo County club for Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. They are affiliated with [http://www.guidedogs.com/ Guide Dogs for the Blind]. Raisers can be anywhere in the county, but most of them are in Davis. The majority of local raisers are UCD students or younger kids.<br> + <br> + Guide Dogs for the Blind uses Labradors, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepards as guides, but Labs are by far the most common. Raisers are given 8 week old pups and will continue to care for and train them until they are 13-18 months old, when they are returned to Guide Dogs for formal training at their San Rafael campus. There is a lot of work involved with raising and a lot of reasons for pups to be dropped form the program. Not every puppy is cut out for guide dog work, so each graduate is special and ready for the job. Puppies who don't make are given 'Career Changes' and can be made into normal (though well-trained) pets or another type of service dog.<br> + <br> + If you see someone with a puppy-in-training (identified by the dogs' green vests), please do not try to pet the puppy. They are very cute, but they are being trained not to be distracted by strangers. Petting them will get the puppy into trouble with their raiser, who will have to correct the puppy for distraction.<br> + <br> + For information on Puppy Raising, go to the website and click 'Contacts'. They also post a calendar of meetings/outings if you just want to show up and check it out.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>