The Dog Blog header in purple text

The Dog Blog. All the news that’s fit to paw print.

The title image from a "Discovering the Suncoast" web article entitled "Puppies with a purpose at Southeastern Guide Dogs."

In The News | June-July 2022

Puppies with a Purpose at Southeastern Guide Dogs ABC7 | Discovering the Suncoast ABC7’s Mike Modrick features Southeastern Guide Dogs on his recent episode of “Discovering the Suncoast.” Watch Mike play with puppies and learn what it takes to become a guide dog here on ABC7.       “Beyond the Dark” program shows guests...

Lessons from my Service Dog, Blue

After four years together with Blue, I still marvel at our relationship. It is too trite to say we are simply companions; it is much more profound. There is a depth to his gaze that is hard to fathom. He is not merely looking at me but radiates a sense of calm. And in that...

Create Your Will—FOR FREE!

Convenient and Free! Create your Will at Freewill.com Here’s an excellent goal you can check off your list with ease, and while you are at it, you can protect the people and pets you love most—at no cost. You can now write your legally-valid will online with a convenient tool called FreeWill.com. It’s free! Southeastern...

A women kneels and smiles with two yellow labs

Behind the Scenes: Creating Dogs of Destiny

Jen Noble is an Emmy® Award-winning video storyteller, and the producer of the premiere episode of Dogs of Destiny, a new web series that dives into the many stories surrounding the dogs of Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the humans lucky enough to raise, train, and interact with them in real life. We wanted to get...

Recent Articles

Guide dog trainer leans over and pets yellow guide dog in harness as it sits

How to Become a Guide Dog Trainer

A guide dog trainer takes a break from training to give the guide dog a head scratch At Southeastern Guide Dogs, most of our guide dog trainers begin their careers here as canine care technicians, taking care of dogs that are training on our campus. This entry-level position requires a love of dogs as well…

View More
A guide dog trainer bends over and pets a yellow lab guide dog on the head.

Home-Schooled Dogs

Our guide dog and service dog training continued during the season of community closures surrounding the pandemic. Through it all, our trainers continued to train nearly 100 dogs enrolled in Canine University, dogs who were temporarily housed with staff and volunteers. Many trainers worked with our dogs in their homes and the surrounding neighborhoods. We…

View More

Tips for a Dog-Friendly Halloween

Halloween (not Howl O’Ween!) for Your Dog There’s no doubt that Halloween can be a scary time for our four-legged friends who can’t be cajoled with a chocolate bar when the night holds too much trick and not enough treat. Here are some tips for making your dog a happier little pumpkin on Halloween night. …

View More
0
Your Cart
Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop