Raising a Service Dog puppy is incredibly rewarding, but it’s also a LOT of work. Much more work than raising a pet puppy.
The first 6 months you have the puppy will be the most intensive work for you. Particularly demanding are the period from when you receive the puppy (probably 8-10 weeks old) through 14-16 weeks of age. Most of the connections in the puppy’s brain are created during this period, and a major portion of the puppy’s personality is formed by the experiences it’s exposed to. A Service Dog has to have as little fear as possible, and be as smart as possible. It also has to have the capacity to bond very closely to its recipient, so you will spend a lot of time nurturing and building your close, loving relationship with the puppy. We’ll help you create an incredible dog! Read our blog post about becoming a volunteer puppy raiser.
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