Several months ago I applied to be a guide dog puppy walker, which means raising a guide dog puppy from 7 weeks til around 12 to 14 months. After many hiccups with my references going missing in the post, I’ve finally had my home interview and they’ve accepted us onto the scheme!
We have to wait now for a suitable puppy to come available, which will be October at the earliest. Meanwhile we can start going to their puppy classes to observe their training regime, start scouring the charity shops for stair gates etc. and get the house puppy-proofed.