Guide Dogs

Guide dogs, also known as service animals, assistance animals or seeing eye dogs. These dogs are trained to help the visually impared people around obstacles. Although you would think these dogs guide them completely they actually do not. They serve the human as a co-pilot, the human is the one who actually does the directing. 

Guide dog breeds are chosen for temperament and trainability. Early on, trainers began to recognize which breeds produced dogs most appropriate for guide work; today, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, and German Shepherds are most likely to be chosen by service animals facilities. The most popular breed used globally today is the Labrador Retriever. This breed has a good range of size, is easily kept due to its short coat, is generally healthy and has a gentle but willing temperament.

Guide dogs give a blind person support, friendship and security. The people that require guide dogs build trust in these animals, and are more confident in going out into the world.  They are a sign to others, which usually leads people to offer them help if needed. Dogs are helpful in many ways, not only as a companion. They create a bond that are a life changing experience,

The dog isn’t seen as a working animal, it is seen as a loyal friend. It is amazing what dogs can do for an individual, they might not even see it as work because they feel the need to protect the person they have created a bond with. Guide dogs are more than just their title, they become a mans bestfriend.

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