September in National Service Dog Month in the United States. So this month I thought I’d highlight guide dogs in my weekly puppy posts. This week I decided to start with how a little about training guide dogs. Guide Dogs for the Blind did a series of videos a few years ago by following a trainer through San Fransisco. It shows one dog, Solana and some of what a training session is like.
This first video show the dogs loading up in the morning. It is the longest video and the least interesting in most ways. So if your pressed for time skip this one or if you really like the others come back to this one.
In this video show unloading the dogs from the training van, harnessing up and starting off down the street in San Fransisco.
This video features training on escalators and subway platforms.
In the last video you get to meet Solana’s partner on her graduation day.