Training Camp

Help us make a PAWsitive impact and donate to Barclay, our assistance puppy-in-training


Training Camp

Help us make a PAWsitive impact and donate to Barclay, our assistance puppy-in-training

About Puppy Raising

As Puppy-Raisers, the Blues will provide basic obedience training, as well as social and environmental stimulations to help the puppy to develop into a secure, self-confident, Assistance Dog for a future Duo client.

OVERVIEW: During the 18-month program, our puppy will develop the necessary socialization skills in the Blues’ front office and at Blues home games.

When training in the office is over, our puppy will continue to develop at the home of a dedicated Blues front office employee each day.  Learn more about the program below.

Basic Training

St. Louis Blues employees will ensure the puppy will receive proper basic training skills until the puppy is ready for their intensive training with Duo.

Intensive Training

Following basic training with the team, Duo will begin a 4-6 month training process that will teach our pup to be proficient in more than 50 tasks including: opening and closing doors, picking up dropped items, and retrieving objects. They also alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing to important sounds like doorbells, alarms, or a crying baby.


After our pup completes his training, he is considered a full trained Assistance Dog and is eligible for placement with either an individual or facility. If our pup is becomes a Facility Assistance Dog he will help an individual or facility such as a hospital, school or courtroom with a wide range of needs. Regardless of where he is place, our pup will be provided at no cost to a Duo client.

Meet Barclay



Sept. 13, 2018


Labrador Retriever


Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Training Treats


The Roll Over


Hockey Puck



About the Charity

Learn How it Works!


Duo trains and connects dogs with people to cultivate positive change in individuals, families, and communities.

All of their dogs are placed at no cost to the clients.

Duo relies on over 700 volunteers. Their responsibilities can include acting as Touch and Paws for Reading teams, whelper helpers, kennel enrichment workers and puppy raisers.

Training since 1981

Training amazing dogs to assist individuals and facilities is Duo’s signature service. 

Their dogs are trained to provide assistance to the following:

  • Mobility Assistance
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Veteran Assistance
  • Facility Serving Special Needs
  • Court Room Assistance
  • Healthcare Facility

Donate to Barclay!

Your donation supports Duo on their mission to train and place Assistance Dogs, like ours, with individuals and facilities at no cost.

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Plus an additional to cover fees on behalf of the charity.
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Donation Total: $100.00


Follow our paw prints to track our puppy’s whereabouts, growth, and training milestones!

Our pup is proudly supported by Purina

Purina is trusted and recommended by hundreds of veterinarians, breeders and rescues nationwide. They have a relentless focus on nutrition, quality and safety, and their products are backed by more than 500 scientists, including nutritionists, behaviorists and veterinarians. Through passionate expertise, they create extraordinary products for your pet’s total health and wellness.





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