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Puppy Raiser Program

Become a puppy raiser

Protection Dogs and Service Dogs aren't just born they are raised

Puppy to Adult protection dog training

Puppy Raisers provide specially bred puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots and lots of love.  

Each hour spent caring for a K9 Unleashed puppy is vital to its development as a future protection dog.  The puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for puppy raisers to assist with our very important mission.  

Please note:  You must be at least 18 years old to be a puppy raiser.  Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as a co-applicant on the puppy raiser application and contract.  

As a K9 Unleashed Puppy Raiser you must agree to the following:

  • Provide a safe environment  for a puppy who will be the only dog under 1 year old in the house

  • Work closely with K9 Unleashed monitoring the puppy's progress and submit monthly reports

  • Attend K9 Unleashed obedience classes

  • Teach the puppy manners and basic commands

  • Provide the puppy with age-appropriate socialization opportunities such as public outings and medical appointments

  • Keep the puppy on leash at all times unless in a securely fenced area

  • Supervise the young puppy throughout the day

  • Agree to return puppy upon request