How to Train the Qualified Guide Dogs?
Dogs are an integral part of many people’s lives. They accompany the elderly so that they no longer feel lonely. They help the Police solve cases and Nowadays, many dog lovers are liking to wear dog lapel pins on their clothes to express their love of dogs. Of course, there is another kind of dog for blind people. They are guide dogs. Are you curious to know how a dog qualifies as a guide dog? Follow me, please.
The First Step, Pick the Right Puppy
First, you need to select a suitable dog as a guide dog, one that can be trained to pass the test. At the Animal Test Center, the dogs trained to guide the blind were of two breeds: Golden retrievers and Labradors. These two kinds of dogs are of moderate size, easy to lead and are also mild and gentle in personality. They are not easily affected by external stimulation and will not leave their masters. All of these requirements are the first requirements to be a guide dog.
The Second Step, Send to a Foster Home
Part two, get familiar with the environment. After being born for two months, the guide dogs will be sent to the volunteer’s home for foster care, to gradually familiarize them with people’s living environment. In the process of getting along with people in the mutual run-in, harmonious coexistence.
The Third Step, Skills Training
When a guide dog is one year old, its personality is stable and reaction ability is best. The trainer will take them back for training, which will take about half a year. First, train the dog to do all the basic skills at ease. Training them to react to obstacles is essentially conditioning the dog.
For example, in order to train the guide dog’s reaction to the landing, the trainer would take the dog to the landing, pat the dog on the stairs, ask the dog to stop and lean over the trainer, and repeat the training over and over, so that the dog formed a habit and left a memory trace. Then, they stop when they see the stairs and turn over to block the body until they’ve achieved a 99 percent success rate.
Fourth Step, Train with Their Master
After successfully passing the examination, the guide dog will train with its future owner. Owners learn how to work with guide dogs, how to give orders, how to feed and so on. The dog learns about its new owner’s living and working environment. If the two sides work well together, the guide dog will be taken home by the blind man and start to work.
The work time of a guide dog usually is 8 years, after they finish their mission that will send to the exercises center or Stay with their master.
So, exercising a guide dog is a difficult thing and takes a long time.
All the dogs are our loyal friends. If you like dogs, there are some ways to express your love. You can express your love for guide dogs with customizing lapel pins. In the future, once they leave your side you can always remember these guide dogs with enamel pins.
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