17 Adorable Guide Dogs In Training That Will Put A Smile On Your Face

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5. When they are eight weeks old, a vet checks their health and suitability for work as a guide dog, and if they're given the go ahead they go to live with specially selected "puppy raisers" for the next 12 months.

11. Puppies that don't pass the guide dog test are sometimes turned into therapy pets - companion animals for people who are experiencing difficulties due to age, illness or disability.

16. When a guide dog has its harness on, it's working - so it's important not to distract it by trying to pet it or get its attention, or letting your dog go near it.

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17. But guide dogs get plenty of down time when the harness comes off and they can play, rest and recharge.

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