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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.

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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.

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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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