When you train puppies, it’s not easy to say goodbye

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When you train puppies, it’s not easy to say goodbye

Durangoan socializing her 12th guide dog puppy
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To learn more about Southwest Bright Eyes, the Southwest Colorado group that socializes puppies to become service dogs, visit http://guidedogs.blogspot.com/2015/08/southwest-bright-eyes-puppy-raisers.html.
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Don’t pet without asking

Nothing is cuter than a puppy, but a cardinal rule when seeing a puppy wearing a green service jacket is to ask permission before petting.
“When we visit classrooms with the puppies, we teach the children that right away,” said

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When you train puppies, it’s not easy to say goodbye

Nancy Peake works with Greer, a 4-month-old puppy, on Tuesday in the Town Plaza parking lot. Peake has socialized 12 puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Muffin is one of the puppies Nancy Peake socialized before their advanced training to become a guide dogs to the blind.
Nancy Peake works with Greer, a 4-month-old puppy, at the entrance to south City Market on Tuesday. Peake says her efforts to socialize puppies before their advanced training to become guide dogs for the blind is the most rewarding volunteer work she has ever done.
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