Facts About Guide Dogs
The Guide Dog Foundation breeds its own dogs including Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers.
Guide Dogs are allowed to go everywhere that the public is allowed to go. This includes things such as restaurants, taxicabs, hotels, planes, boats, etc.
Any dog sponsor that makes a $6000 donation to the Guide Dog Foundation can select the name of a puppy.
It costs them more than $25,000 to complete the training for only one guide dog.
Guide dogs are provided by the Guide Dog Foundation and are free of charge.
Guide dogs are trained to find and follow a clear path, go around obstacles and stop at curbs. They are also taught to determine when it is unsafe to proceed.
Guide dog puppies are trained in groups of 6-8 dogs.
There are almost 60 schools in 26 countries.
To be a puppy walker, you must care for the puppy from when it is 7 weeks old to 12 or 14 months.
The Seeing Eye is the original name of the Guide Dog Foundation.
The Guide Dog foundation is a international federation.
Here are some places that are members of the foundation: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas.
Puppies that are rejected from the Guide Dog Foundation are first offered to the puppy walker. Retired dogs are first offered to their graduate's family and then the puppy walker.
It usually takes at least 24 months to train a group of guide dogs.
Guide dogs work in the foundation services for at least 8-10 years.
guide dog schools will consider for training any legally blind adult who can use
a guide dog safely and effectively, but usually the minimum age is around
fifteen. There is no upper age limit.
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