Circle Tail trains hearing and seeing-eye dogs
, as well as service dogs that can help someone with a physical impairment that limits mobility.
If they're seeing-eye dogs
, I would wager most of them are licensed, have better vision than their human counterparts, and never text and drive.
Therapy dogs are not service dogs, such as seeing-eye dogs
for the visually impaired, nor are they trained to assist individuals with disabilities.
The Guide Dog Association is calling on the Government to give blind or partially sighted people more protection, as figures show 240 seeing-eye dogs
have been attacked over the past two years - a record-high average of 10 a month and up from three a month five years ago.
THREE new seeing-eye dogs
could be trained in the North East if the charity Guide Dogs are top of the Vote that Counts poll.
Author Lloyd Burlingame's personal experiences formed the genesis for this grand adventure (he suddenly became legally blind in 1980, and the aid of seeing-eye dogs
literally transformed his life).
Meanwhile, Joy, Jack and Jodie have been enrolled at a guide dog school in Midhurst, Sussex, where they will be trained as more traditional seeing-eye dogs
RDCs share key qualities with other professional dogs, like police dogs, seeing-eye dogs
, bomb-sniffing dogs and so on: useful, reliable, predictable, duplicable, expendable.