About Puppy Halloween Spooky Fest Costume Party
Originally posted as a BohemianChic Report on CoolTea Beat, this Puppy Halloween Costume Party at Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) took place on October 19th 2005 and features GEB’s Dutchess County Pups, Raisers and Friends.
Here you can see VanDyke, at the time an eleven months old toasted marshmallow male Labrador, and his four legged-buds strutting their stuff and showing off their Halloween costumes with corresponding family of puppy raisers in tow.
Trick or Treat or Woof
Gallery of VanDyke and Classmates at Spooky Fest Costume Party
Below are forty-three photos of VanDyke and his fellow classmates strutting their paws during this fun training evening – enjoy!
About VanDyke – Woof!
Since these photos, VanDyke went on to graduate and has been a working guide in the Boston area for almost six years.
Chuck has raised six guide dog pups, two of them with Katie as a married couple – VanDyke was their first raised together.
Note the main goal of puppy raisers is to teach the dogs basic commands, manners, socialization and expose them to as many people places and things as possible.
This way when the dogs go on to graduate as guides, they can sniff et al., with a been there, done that – Woof On!
There is also a video of VanDyke’s First Swim which you can see here – that video is when he was nine months old.
And there are another set of photos when VanDyke was just six months old and went on a Safari Sniff at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo which you can see at this link.