Our incredible Puppy Development Volunteers assist Guide Dogs Tasmania in the rearing of a well-behaved and socialised puppies, that can then enter formal training at a suitable age of development.
There are a number of volunteer roles available to suit different lifestyles and situations.
Boarders provide temporary care to pups on our program.
As a Boarder you will:
- Provide support to the volunteer Puppy Raisers through short-term care of pups within your home.
- Assist in the development of necessary skills of the pups.
- Attend regular training classes and individual walks at various locations with our qualified staff.
Bed & Breakfast Boarders
When the puppy is ready for formal training they will move in with a volunteer called a Bed & Breakfast Boarder.
As a B&B Boarder you will:
- Provide a loving home while the young dog is in formal training for a period of about 6 months.
- Be provided with relevant training, support and advice to help maintain consistency and structure for the dog while in your care.
- Live or work close to our offices, as the dog needs to be dropped off to “school” every morning and picked up each afternoon during the working week.
Other Puppy Development Program roles
Puppy Raisers assist Guide Dogs Tasmania in the rearing of a well behaved and socialised puppy that can then enter formal training at a suitable age of development.
“Spending time with these amazing dogs and seeing firsthand how important they are to those living with disability makes me feel so passionate about helping wherever I can, to ensure the work of Guide Dogs Tasmania can continue.”
Laura, Puppy Boarder
Dog Boarding Application
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