PADS’ puppy-raisers play a pivotal role in matching as many dogs with clients as possible. Responsible for up to the first two years of a puppy-in-training’s career, being a puppy-raiser is one of the most fulfilling ways to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Catch up on the life-changing work of PADS Dogs, puppies-in-training, and volunteers over the past year.
We presented on how to work sensitively within diversity – understanding how to engage with clients with disabilities in respectful ways, basic assistance dog etiquette and recent changes to the BC Guide an Service Dog Act.
As the daffodils come up around the campus, puppies are a’plenty, advanced dogs are enjoying field trips and intensive training, puppy classes have moved into open air, and dogs are moving into life-changing roles.