The Seeing Eye

Guide Dog

Lab/Golden Crosses, Goldens, Labs, German Shepherds

The Seeing Eye

New Jersey, NY Metro Area, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland

Current Locations

Must live near an existing club

Restrictions

The organization provides:

  • Vet Costs

  • Preventatives

  • Food Stipend

  • Crate

  • Leash

  • Puppy Collar

Raisers pay for:

  • Toys

  • Grooming Supplies

  • Bowl

  • Adult Collar

Supplies & Financial 

Assistance

Basic Skills:

Basic obedience commands, Socialization, Potty training, Public access behavior, Grooming


Advanced Cues:

Commands near distractions, Self-control around distractions, Socialization

Training Responsibilities

  • Attend club meetings

  • Speak with area coordinator

  • Speak with club leader

  • Complete application

  • Puppy sit for a week

Process may differ for college clubs. 

Process

  • Biweekly meetings for club (each club varies on location, day, and time).

  • Clubs will host between 1-3 socialization outings per month for all members to attend, these are usually held on weekends.

Time Commitment

Area coordinators will pick up the dog at the raiser's house and bring the dog to campus for formal training.


Raisers get updates every 1.5-2 months. 

Matriculation

Raisers are invited to a “town walk” where the raiser can see the dog working in harness from a distance. At the townwalk, Puppy Raisers get to speak with the dog’s trainer for about 30 minutes after the walk. They'll tell you where the dog is with their training, explain details about the information shared in letters home, tell you about their kennel life, who they see fit for the dog, etc.


Raisers are invited to Family Day. A day every august that TSE brings all puppy raisers to campus and celebrates them. There is lunch provided, awards given, demonstrations by trainers given, graduate talks, additional lectures, kennel/campus tours, and more. Raisers also get to talk to trainers and all staff at family day.  Raisers will often get to see their pup's trainer and can speak with them. Raisers may also see their dog doing a demo or in the kennels.


Graduates and Raisers are not connected. 

Graduation

  • TSE raisers do not use food reward in their training.

  • The Seeing Eye has a scholarship opportunity for high school puppy raisers

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