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MetiNews.Com - Here's how you can help the Guide Dogs charity
Breaking News ! If you love dogs then we might have a dream opportunity for you. The charity Guide Dogs is looking to recruit puppy walkers across Yorkshire. There are currently vaccines in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Wetherby and other locations in the region. Anyone interested in helping out the charity is reminded this will be an intensive commitment and will need someone who can dedicate their time to the role. Puppy walkers are long-term, full-time volunteers who provide a home for a puppy for at least a year before it becomes a guide dog. As well as puppy walkers, the charity is looking to recruit people to help join their team of fundraisers in positions as speakers, collection box helpers and more across Yorkshire. Want to be a puppy walker? Puppy walkers play a vital role in the early socialisation and education of guide dogs. At about seven weeks of age, puppies start their early training, remaining with you until between 12 and 16 months of age.
. Here's what you need to know if you are interested in caring for these dogs: The puppy walker volunteering role is a long-term role where a puppy will live with you for at least a year You must be aged over 18 and be able to confidently handle the dog as its strength grows. You need suitable housing and must be able to give the time, commitment and love a puppy deserves The puppy would live with you from around seven weeks old until it is between 12 and 16 months of age You will need to care for, feed and train the puppy. This is very time consuming and - particularly when young - the puppies cannot be left on their own for more than three hours You will be expected to teach basic obedience commands and you will need a suitable outside area (ideally gravel or pavement) where the puppy can go to the toilet The puppy must be familiarised with different environments and you will be expected to introduce the puppy to different people, sounds and situations
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You will receive an induction with information about guide dogs and their role, access to a dedicated supervisor and regular support from the charity. You can find out more about these opportunities by visiting the Guide Dogs website. There you’ll also see ways you can help raise vital funds for the charity. Guide Dogs provides life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.
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