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Equipment Supplied for Puppy Raising
A 5–6-foot leather leash is provided with the first puppy raised. This leash should be kept by the raiser for their next puppies if they are continuing to puppy raise.
One puppy nylon collar and one adult nylon collar.
A 4-foot nylon leash is provided for younger puppies that are still chewing and can be used as a dragline while playing or free running.
A head collar is provided for all puppies in the form of an eight collar, Gentle Leader, or Halti
A cable tie-down is provided with the first puppy raised. The tie-down should be kept by the raiser for their next puppies if they are continuing to puppy raise.
Puppy coat. One small puppy coat is provided and can be exchanged for a larger one as your puppy grows. Please remember that it is only to be used for a guide dog puppy in training and no other dogs.
Stainless steel food bowl, 2 qt. size is provided by the Guide Dog Foundation.
Large-size travel crate for your puppy to grow into. The crate should be kept if the raiser is continuing to raise after their first puppy.
Heartworm prevention is provided by the Guide Dog Foundation for the pup’s time with you.
Enzyme cleaner is highly recommended for cleaning accidents.
A first aid kit is recommended for emergencies.
Busy bags for cleaning up after your puppy defecates.
Bristle grooming brush is provided to brush your puppy regularly
Ear cleaner is provided by the Guide Dog Foundation. Ear cleaner can be used weekly if needed, after swimming, and baths.
Baby wipes to clean ears and face.
Toenail clippers if you feel comfortable trimming your pup’s nails. If not, your advisor or area coordinator will trim them at class for you.
If you plan on trimming your own pup’s nails, we recommend styptic powder to control the bleeding if a quick is cut.
Shampoo is recommended for baths. We ask that our pups aren’t bathed more than every other week. Aloe and oatmeal shampoo is recommended.
One Nylabone is provided. However, you can purchase toys on the approved toy list.