The local TV station did a feature on puppy raising, focusing quite a bit on one of our raisers whose son is with his second guide dog from GEB. Unfortunately they got my friend Nina's name wrong, and I would have liked to have had them talk more about the socialization aspect of training -- I think it would have been good to educate the public about why we're bringing the pups into places, and how they ought to behave when they encounter us! Oh, well - there's my media criticism. :-)
An optimistic meditation on puppy raising for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and other adventures in chaos.
Murphy (Wella x Farrell), the first pup we raised, is a male black Lab who graduated in June 2007 and is working as a guide dog in Wyoming.
The second pup, Nettie (Quarry x Evan), a female yellow Lab, arrived in mid-February 2007 at 6 months old and stayed with us for a year. She graduated in August 2008 and is working as a guide dog in Kansas.