Dogs with jobs hatch another plan

What do guide dogs do while their handler is working?

Guide dog Cooper a black lab, is sitting outside the entrance to the CNIB
Photo by the author. Cooper outside the entrance of CNIB

My guide dog, Cooper spent year two of his training with a university professor. Cooper sat next to her desk on a dog bed at the front while in class.

The dogs get used to waiting for several hours at a time depending on the handler’s job. They get lunch and coffee breaks, and basically…



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Patricia Timmermans

Patricia Timmermans

My guide dog and I visit schools to raise awareness for sight loss; the kids’ questions make great stories! Plus, I love books and writing book reviews. 🇨🇦