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post #1 of 2 Old 09-01-2010, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Blind Puppy

Does anyone have any experience raising and training a blink puppy? I work for a Golden Retriever breeder/trainer/service dogs and one of the puppies was born blind. She is absolutely STUNNING. I fell in love with her the minute I saw her. She gets around very well, running and playing and is otherwise extremely healthy. She won't need any surgeries or special care beyond the obvious. I'm really thinking about taking her in. I could take her to work with me everyday and am willing to take on the monumental responsibilities. Does anyone have any personal experiences with blind dogs? I want to know what it would entail before I make a final decision, because it is obviously a huge one. Tell me anything and everything about special needs puppies!
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-03-2010, 01:12 AM
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I don't know if I am too late to respond, but I do have experience with a blind golden retriever that I can share.

My boss owns the blind golden, named Kali, and my sister and I house-sit for them while they are on vacation. Dog kennels are very stressful for Kali, as she has trouble interacting with other dogs and adapting to unknown surroundings. Kali was taught the words "careful" and "step" and can be off leash while you guide her with your voice. Their home is left as-is so she can navigate it without assistance--we can't leave things on the floor, like shoes. Her food and water dishes are never moved.

Kali is the sweetest dog you have ever met! She plays fetch (using a heavy, loud frisbee) and runs around and acts like a puppy, even though she is a senior dog. Caring for a blind dog is more work than a sighted one, but if you are willing to put in the time and effort, you may have a great companion. :)

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