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Puppy Walker

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

As a Puppy Walker you will be providing the puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog with a blind or partially-sighted person. This is a full-time volunteering role as the puppy will live with the volunteer from the age of 6-7 weeks to approximately 12-15 months.

What does the role involve?
- Feeding, training and generally caring for a puppy's needs on a daily basis is time consuming and, particularly when very young, they cannot be left on their own for more than three hours
- You will develop and care for a puppy as directed by your supervisor and as described in Puppy Walking Policies and Procedures.
- You will familiarise the puppy with many different environments
- Teaching basic obedience commands.
- You will need access to a suitable area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, including first thing in the morning and last thing at night

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

What skills or experience are required?
- Good communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Experience of being in an environment around dogs an advantage

Practical information:

You will need to be able to meet the physical demands of caring for a young dog.

This role is only available to volunteers over the age of 18.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Last updated: 17.08.2018
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