Have you ever wondered what it takes to cut it as a Seeing Eye Dog?
Now is your chance to find out. Join us at 12pm on Thursday July 23 for the first-ever Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games, proudly supported by the Petbarn Foundation and Royal Canin.
From the Petbarn Dogstacle Distraction Course and the Time Trial Challenge to the ROYAL CANIN® Puppy Food Bowl Challenge, four of our pups and their trainers will go head-to-head (and tail-to-tail) to showcase their skills and the real-life challenges they may face as a Seeing Eye Dog.
As the pups go through their challenges, each will be given a score and at the end, one crowned the official Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games winner.
Trained Seeing Eye Dogs are elite athletes, but these pups … well, they haven’t mastered all the skills yet… so anything could happen!
Puppy Games supporters
The Petbarn Foundation
The Petbarn Foundation has been running its annual Seeing Eye Dogs Appeal since 2014.
For one month each year, The Petbarn Foundation encourages its Petbarn and City Farmers communities to lend a helping paw and raise vital funds to help cover the cost of breeding, training and caring for as many Seeing Eye Dogs as possible.
Special thanks to Petbarn for supplying a number of the toys in the Petbarn Dogstacle Distraction Course.
We all know that what we put in our bodies helps drive our training and performance. The same goes for our Puppy Games athletes.
Royal Canin helps keeps our athletes fighting fit with their range of high-quality food, specifically formulated for puppies. The diet is full of nutrition tailored to help build their immune systems, enabling healthy growth and digestive support.
In fact, Royal Canin has been the official provider of precise nutrition for every puppy and dog in the Seeing Eye Dogs training and breeding programs since 2006.
Special thanks to Royal Canin for supplying the food in the ROYAL CANIN® Puppy Food Bowl Challenge.