As a puppy socialiser you will need to give your hearing dog puppy basic obedience and house training, as well as introduce them to everyday situations such as going into shops and on to public transport.
- look after a puppy in your home for up to a year?
- introduce them to different people and experiences ahead of their career as a hearing dog?
- teach them basic obedience?
- attend regular puppy classes?
If so, puppy socialising could be perfect for you.
- like the chance to meet new people?
- like the chance to learn new skills in puppy behaviour and training?
- like to help transform the life of a deaf person?
“Puppy socialisers do a fantastic job of giving future hearing dogs the best start in life and I hope to help with getting more people involved.”
Matt Baker – TV presenter and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People supporter
No previous experience of dogs is required and anyone can apply!
As a puppy socialiser you will be required to take on a puppy and have him or her living in your home for around 12 months. So long as you are over 18 anyone can apply, although you must have the time, the commitment and be physically able to provide basic training, socialisation and exercise for your puppy.
We'll support you every step of the way
You and your Puppy Socialising Trainer will work closely together throughout your puppy’s socialisation. You will learn how to train your puppy at our fortnightly puppy classes and you’ll receive visits to your home from your trainer on a regular basis. They’re also just on the end of the phone for any puppy-related queries or worries you may have.
We are urgently recruiting volunteer puppy socialisers in the following areas:
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Watch the video below to find out more about puppy socialising