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Puppies in Training

Get to know a bit about each of our Guide Dog Puppies in training, and their generous sponsors!

Harley, a puppy in training

Harley

Born
20/10/2016

Sponsors

  • Wheatley Family Foundation
Simba, a puppy in training

Simba

Born
20/10/2016

Sponsors

  • Jo Wheatley
Winston, a puppy in training

Winston

Born
06/09/2016

Sponsors

  • Team Jog 4 A Dog 2016
Dolly, a puppy in training

Dolly

Born
17/08/2016

Sponsors

  • Fae & Bryce Burrows
Bazza, a puppy in training

Bazza

Born
17/08/2016

Sponsors

  • Pamela Kerr
Ella, a puppy in training

Ella

Born
17/08/2016

Sponsors

  • Jean Arkley
  • Isabell & Emily Fleay
  • LKS Construction
  • Private Donor
Jaxx, a puppy-in-training

Jaxx

Born
07/03/2016

Cheeky Jaxx has big soulful eyes, and lots of character.

Sponsors

  • Think Fragile X Foundation
Comet, a puppy-in-training

Comet

Born
07/03/2016

Quiet and sweet Comet's sponsors kept the space theme alive, having sponsored previous dog Luna.

Sponsors

  • M Watts Legal
Cody, a puppy-in-training

Cody

Born
06/03/2016

Playful Cody has mastered the ‘sit’ command and is living with ‘big brother’ Koha—what a lucky boy!

Sponsors

Bella, a puppy-in-training

Bella

Born
06/03/2016

Little Bella is capturing the hearts of everyone she meets, and just like her name, is proving to be quite the beauty.

Sponsors

Cleo, a puppy-in-training

Cleo

Born
06/03/2016

Relaxed Cleo is a very affectionate little puppy, always loving a big cuddle from her Puppy Raisers.

Sponsors

  • CRC Guide Dog Challenge
  • Wheatley Family Foundation
  • Linton family
  • Rosalind Lilley
  • Brian & Gisela Heibner
  • Wendy Logue
Gully, a puppy-in-training

Gully

Born
04/03/2016

Little caramel-coloured Gully was an instant hit in front of the camera---she knew how to strike a pose straight away!

Sponsors

  • Ian & Jill Green
Nina, a Guide Dog in training

Nina

Born
24/10/2015

Nina enjoys play sessions with a range of dogs and she is learning good doggy manners and appropriate play. She is a very outgoing girl but is also very self-contained, and will happily entertain herself for hours with her toys.

Sponsors

  • Major Holdings Pty Ltd
Murphy, a Guide Dog in training

Murphy

Born
20/10/2015

Murphy is already becoming a very obedient little dog – a wonderful achievement for his age. The main focus for Murphy is for life to be fun and light-hearted, as he learns to enjoy lots of different environments and situations.

Sponsors

  • Burswood Seafood
Ally, a Guide Dog in training

Ally

Born
10/10/2015

Little Ally’s main focus now is to be exposed to new environments, where she is being given time to relax into them and get comfortable in all surroundings.

Sponsors

  • The Wheatley Foundation
Ernie, a Guide Dog in training

Ernie

Born
28/07/2015

Ernie’s confidence around other dogs has grown, and he enjoys play sessions with other dogs in the Guide Dog program. He demonstrates excellent recall, responding quickly to ‘come’, even around other dogs, which is a difficult skill to master!

Sponsors

  • The Hughan Family

Fletcher

Born
28/07/2015

Fletcher is very sweet-natured and spends a lot of time at his holiday home down south, soaking up the sun and relaxing. He plays very appropriately with other dogs—very good for such a young pup.

Sponsors

  • The Brand Family Foundation
Molly, a Guide Dog in training

Molly

Born
05/06/2015

Molly is a bright and fast learner. She loves to play with her toys and enjoys keeping busy and active. And of course, like most Labradors, she loves her naps and her food.

Sponsors

  • Isabell & Emily Fleay
  • Sue & Peter Sumner
  • Gilmac Pty Ltd
Mitchell, a Guide Dog in training

Mitchell

Born
05/06/2015

Mitchell enjoys school pick-ups and going to the children’s sporting events on the weekends. He’s a real family man. He has been practicing walking past other dogs without becoming too interested in them. It’s a work in progress and he is working hard at this.

Sponsors

  • In Memory of the Late Frank Mitchell
Bailey, a Guide Dog in training

Bailey

Born
09/05/2015

Bailey has started to mature, but he still loves a bit of fun. He plays beautifully with other dogs and shows good self-control for such a young dog.

Sponsors

Hilda, a Guide Dog in training

Hilda

Born
02/05/2015

Hilda is laid back and very relaxed. She shares her home environment with ducks and chickens and seems to hardly notice them. Well done, Hilda!

Sponsors

  • St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
Sunny, a Guide Dog in training

Sunny

Born
02/05/2015

Sunny lives up to her name, with her sunny nature, always appearing happy and content.
She loves to play, and will entertain herself for hours at a time. She is a pampered young lady and loves being groomed.

Sponsors

  • Bryce & Fae Burrows
Olly, a Guide Dog in training

Olly

Born
11/03/2015

Olly is a smart and intuitive dog. He already shows composure in remaining settled and relaxed in environments that stress other dogs: these include walking over railway footbridges – even when trains pass and stop underneath – and looking down from heights.

Sponsors

  • The Wheatley Family Foundation
  • Teck & Meow Teoh
  • Doug Johannes & Kelly Stanbridge
  • Claire & Mike Webb
  • Wickham OBs
Annie, a Guide Dog in training

Annie

Born
03/03/2015

Annie is a smart little cookie and, although very composed in class, loves a bit of fun. She especially enjoyed cooling off in her shell pool over the summer and managed to teach other puppies in her training class how to splash water into the air.

Sponsors

  • The Robb Family
Poppy, a Guide Dog in training

Poppy

Born
17/02/2015

Poppy is a sensitive girl, and her new family is now building the duration of time alone for her. A focus for her training over the next few months is to master her ‘excitement gene’, and she’s doing well so far.

Sponsors

Della, a Guide Dog in training

Della

Born
10/02/2015

Little Della is getting calm and consistent training to accommodate her high energy needs, and is learning to settle and relax. You’ll get there, Della!

Sponsors

  • Austin Family’s Butterfly Kisses Fundraising Event
Jesmond, a Guide Dog in training

Jesmond

Born
12/01/2015

Jesmond has drive and can easily be motivated to complete his given tasks, which makes him a joy to teach. Learning not to rush up and down stairs is his next challenge – one that is a difficult lesson for many Guide Dog puppies.

Sponsors

  • In Memory of George Soans
Emily, a Guide Dog in training

Emily

Born
12/01/2015

Emily spends a lot of time at her Puppy Raiser’s workplace, meeting a wide range of different people every day. This routine means she also gets the opportunity of regularly visiting the Victoria Park café strip—she is learning which cafes make the best napping locations!

Sponsors

  • The Hughan Family
Dash, a Guide Dog in training

Dash

Born
04/01/2015

When he’s at home, Dash’s Puppy Raiser reports he is an absolute gem, and he settles easily into new environments. Dash is a sensitive pup and doesn’t need an overly firm voice to stop him doing something inappropriate. You’re doing so well, Dash!

Sponsors

  • Prairie Dunes Place Christmas Lights Fundraising Event
Honey, a Guide Dog in training

Honey

Born
04/01/2015

Superstar Honey is easy going and takes most things in her stride. She is a very smart girl and learning how to modify her behavior as she recently entered formal training.

Sponsors

  • Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers WA
  • Ann Hamblin
  • Lindy Brophy
  • The Blindfolded Runner
Barnsey, a Guide Dog in training

Barnsey

Born
13/10/2014

Barnsey’s Guide Dog Trainer is very pleased with his progress as he is starting to mature and come out of his cheeky teenage phase. He’s a special boy, and has been working on his ‘leave it’ command.

Sponsors

  • Private Donor
Wattle, a Guide Dog in training

Wattle

Born
16/07/2014

Wattle is an easy-going girl, not often bothered by much at all. Her reaction to other dogs is now much improved and they can pass very close by without her being distracted. Good girl, Wattle!

Sponsors

  • In memory of Ethnee Holmes à Court
Landy, a Guide Dog in training

Landy

Born
16/07/2014

Landy is developing beautifully: full of energy and hard-working. He is very attentive and copes well in all environments – a big plus for a Guide Dog.

Sponsors

  • Landcorp
Maddy, a Guide Dog in training

Maddy

Born
22/06/2014

Maddy is a fast learner, which is always a favourite of teachers and carers. She is showing calmness and composure when using stairs – often one of the hardest challenges for Guide Dogs.

Sponsors

  • The Bebb Family
Koha, a Guide Dog in training

Koha

Born
22/06/2014

Koha is so friendly: fantastic with adults and children in particular; and great with other dogs. He loves nothing better than to lounge around snoozing and relaxing for long periods.

Sponsors

  • The Blindfolded Runner
Hamish, a puppy-in-training

Hamish

Born
18/06/2014

Hamish is a sensitive fellow who shows good initiative. He is excellent in an office environment, has a good understanding of all aspects of guiding, and is very settled on public transport. He will do well as he matures and settles into a one-on-one situation.

Sponsors

  • Awaiting Mature Dog Sponsorship
Izzy, a Guide Dog in training

Izzy

Born
08/05/2014

Izzy is learning and experiencing more every day, and loves being rewarded for walking on grates, metal surfaces and other surfaces as she conditions herself to the many different environments she will face in her future career.

Sponsors

  • Isabell & Emily Fleay
  • Bebb Family
  • Jean Arkley
  • David Hooper
Jessie, a Guide Dog in training

Jessie

Born
15/02/2014

Jessie is a delight, always happy and relaxed, and now working well in harness as her formal training progresses. Jessie is working on right shoulder work, so she can execute neat left turns.

Sponsors

  • The Depiazzi Family
Sundae, a Guide Dog in training

Sundae

Born
22/08/2013

Sundae is a speedy dog, always keen to work, with real drive and enthusiasm. She is particularly good at finding a seat and tucking herself underneath!

Sponsors

Caddie, a Guide Dog in training

Caddie

Born
22/08/2013

Caddie is working hard on controlling her urge to follow her nose, knowing that as she nears the end of her formal training, she will need to devote all her attention to her lucky new user and her new environment.

Sponsors

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