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A fun, heartwarming series about the puppies that train to become Guide Dogs and the families who help raise them.

A fun, heartwarming series about the puppies that train to become Guide Dogs and the families who help raise them.

Lexie and Tom Walker are super excited to meet their new eight-week-old puppy, Harley. Harley is extra special because she’s a Guide Dog puppy in training!

While Harley is gorgeous, she’s also cheeky and good at causing trouble. In particular, she loves to chew things! It’s up to Lexie and Tom, with their Puppy Raising Officer’s help, to teach Harley some basic obedience so she can prove to everyone she is Guide Dog material.


This heart-warming and entertaining book is a must-read for animal loving kids. (It’s suitable for Early Readers or to read to younger kid). Be warned though, it will prompt your kids to ask if they can become a Puppy Raiser as well.

Reena, The Mummy Project (blog)

Each book focuses on the children in different families helping to train the dogs for their special jobs, taking on the responsibility of all aspects of what is involved, providing an engaging story as well as guidance for how the reader might train their own four-legged, tail-wagging friend.

Barbara Braxton, OZTL_NET

Each book in the delightful Little Paws series tells the story of a puppy training to be a Guide Dog, and the families who take them into their homes to help teach the nuances of human behaviour. With large type and short chapters, plus a range of cute puppy graphics and adorable illustrations, the stories are perfect for read-alone early readers, or can be read by adults to younger children.

Jane O'Connell, CBCA Reading Time

All three tales would make satisfying reading for primary aged students. They are easy to follow with clear type and appealing doggy covers. Each one includes information about the work of Guide Dogs Australia and the requirements of Puppy Raising families.

Pauline Hosking, Magpies Magazine

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 3, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    96 pages

    RRP $9.99

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  • EBook


    April 3, 2017

    Random House Australia

    96 pages

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Little Paws 3: Ringo's Road Trip
Little Paws 4: Goldie Makes the Grade
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