4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Guide Dogs

Guide Dog Display
Guide dogs are trained to help blind or vision-impaired people.  As puppies, future guide dogs need training from approximately 8 weeks old to 13-18 months old.  Guide dog puppy raisers are responsible for teaching puppies good house manners, socializing them, and introducing them to many different venues.

California 4-H offers guide dog puppy 4-H projects through the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.  No prior experience is necessary to become a puppy raiser.  Guide Dogs for the Blind helps raisers through every step of the process. It is a rewarding and emotional commitment, and those who receive a guide dog are extremely grateful.

For more information about becoming a Guide Dog puppy raiser, visit Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Check out this YouTube Video on Dog CPR from the AVMA

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