Exploring the World of Guide Dogs

Apr 3, 2019
Originally published on April 4, 2019 9:51 am


Man’s best friend has served people for years with companionship, protection and love. Dogs have the intellectual capacity to obey commands, and trainers have primed their intelligent minds to help people who need assistance to navigate the world around them.

 

Guide dogs are assistance dogs that can be trained to assist those who are blind or visually impaired. Jennifer Bryan, the director philanthropy at Southeastern Guide Dogs, joins us in the studio with one of their ambassador dogs. Roy Kennedy also joins us in the studio to tell us about training puppies to maybe one day become guide dogs.

Southeastern Guide Dogs is hosting a walkathon next Saturday, April 13 that starts at 8:30 a.m. at JetBlue Park. The free event’s goal is to raise funds to help get trained dogs to those who are blind or visually impaired.

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