Guide dogs have a lot of responsibility. They need to respond correctly to environmental factors in order to keep their person from harm’s way. Guide dogs also are expected to not become distracted by people around them, even when in very busy places. Here we will look at five adorable labrador puppies, as they go through the process of becoming a certified guide dog. Let’s take a look at their journey from playful puppies to serious workers.
This film follows the puppies from birth to their formal training. Each pup has a different journey. As is true of all dogs, each one has a unique personality. With each personality, there are also challenges to overcome.
The litter of guide dogs in training is located in California. They are part of the US organization, Guide Dogs for the Blind which receives 1,100 applicants every year. It really is the elite few that make it as guide dogs.
The guide dogs must often make decisions all on their own. That is a huge undertaking. One wrong move could mean danger for their human.
The training lasted for a total of 10 weeks.
The Puppies Are named Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil
Just look at that cute face!
Approximately Only Two-Thirds of Guide Dogs In Training Make the Cut To Become Certified Guide Dogs
The documentary not only features the five puppies but it also features the testimonials of the visually impaired people who testify to the importance of guide dogs.
If you love dogs, I think you will greatly enjoy this documentary. The pups are simply adorable. In addition, the job that they do is lifechanging for people with disabilities.