A Day in My Life: Puppy Playground at Guide Dogs for the Blind

Recently, my dog Toffee, a breeder for Guide Dogs for the Blind, had nine puppies. When the pups were eight weeks old, I went over to GDB to have a little visit with them. I’ll be posting pictures of the puppies soon, but here are some pix of the puppy playground. Each of the play toys has a purpose to condition and socialize the puppies, to get them used to surfaces like the feel of grass on their little toes, to small spaces, to people, to moving objects like whirligigs and umbrellas. It’s a sweet start of their career.

After all, it takes a village to raise a guide dog puppy.

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.