For the very first time, Guide Dogs offers canine expertise to the public to help with the training of pets
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The Guide Dogs charity urges people to think carefully about training.
They have seen an increase in the number of repatriation requests for retired and retired guide dogs, following growing interest in dog ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rescue centers and puppy breeders report significantly higher demand and guide dogs have received 830 requests per month since the start of this year; a huge increase from 355 requests per month in 2019.
In the Northwest, that number jumped 247%, from 50 monthly requests to 124.
Although there have been a record number generously offering to relocate
charity, Guide Dogs reminds people that there is no shortcut to owning a well.
dog trained and well adjusted.
With local lockdowns set to continue and social distancing rules in effect, options for training dogs are much more limited, so the charity has launched Good Dog !, a new service of training subscription for new lock puppies and older dogs who need to develop their skills.
David Grice, Manager of Training and Behavior at Guide Dogs, says: “We are extremely lucky to have so many people offering fantastic new homes for our
guide dogs retired and retired, and even under normal circumstances there are
more offers than dogs.
“We house our dogs for a variety of reasons, and their owners come away with advice for any behavioral issues their new dog may have.
“But all owners, regardless of where their dog is from, are able to apply our techniques
teach their animal with Good Dog !.
Guide Dogs is asking longtime dog lovers and new pet owners to consider supporting the charity by signing up for Good Dog !, to receive packages and emails filled with training tips and the behavior directly of actual guide dog trainers over the course of a year.
David says, “People who bought a puppy during those first few weeks of confinement, to
example, may find that their growing dog needs more exercise, socialization
and attention more than ever, which can be a tough time for a new
“Rather, we can help make it a more enjoyable experience.
“We launched Good Dog! For those who want their animal to behave as well as a guide dog.
“And at a time when dog training advice had to disappear, the subscription bundles our leading expertise in one box.
Good dog! helps owners train like a guide dog expert, with seasonal boxes
filled with step-by-step learning challenges and information about dog behavior, like
as well as access to exclusive online content.
Dogs and owners are also given treats along the way.
The subscription fee of £ 10 per month helps guide dogs continue their life-changing work for people with sight loss.
Supporters can register on their website.
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