Pups in the Seeing Eye program are typically 7-8 weeks old when they are sent to live with 4-H families to receive socialization and training in manners and basic obedience. They are typically 14 to 18 months old when they are returned to the Seeing Eye for advanced training.
The Seeing Eye is just one of many programs that train dogs to guide the blind. Individual programs may do their puppy raising differently.
The Seeing Eye is the oldest and most recognized guide dog training program in the world.