Puppy Raiser in the New Forest Area

You will be providing the puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog, making a real difference to someone living with sight loss. Full training and continuous support given by the team.

This is a full-time volunteering role as the puppy will live with the volunteer. The usual time that the puppy is living with you is around 14-16 months. They then go onto the more formal training at a Guide Dog Office.


What does the role involve?

  • Feeding, training and generally caring for a puppy's needs on a daily basis is time consuming and, particularly when very young, they cannot be left on their own for more than three hours.
  • You will develop and care for a puppy as directed by your supervisor and as described in Puppy Walking Policies and Procedures.
  • You will familiarise the puppy with many different environments.
  • Teaching basic obedience commands.

You will need access to a suitable area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, including first thing in the morning and last thing at night.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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