We carefully select puppies from initial breeding, for health, for temperament
and their potential as future assistance dogs.
who takes him into their home and looks after him for 12 – 18 months.
Our socialisers are tasked with caring for the puppy’s well being including
carrying out routine health checks, ensuring he is the correct weight,
and grooming. They attend regular puppy training to develop the puppy
in a controlled environment, which is different to their home setting.
For the first 6 months they focus on providing routine and consistency, which is incredibly
important to help the puppy develop in areas such as house training, learning to be left alone,
and basic behaviours. They spend time socialising the pup around lots of people and animals,
and visit as many different places as possible.
From 6 months old the focus shifts to ‘real-life’ situations and environments. Ensuring he comes back
when called whilst walking in the park, and helping him learn to settle in busy places such as cafes.