WHY DO WE ADMIRE GUIDE DOGS
“One third of the dogs don’t make it” Sara Gabriel, Canadian friends of Israel Guide Dog Centre
Breeding, raising and training a guide dog to assist visually impaired people,
is a rigorous process that takes approximate two years
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They begin their life service as early as two months old. They move then with their companion,
-usually students- who train them the guide dog basics; a process that can last over a year.
After qualifying as suitable, the dogs are taken for six months to a training facility.
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Labradors and Golden Retrievers are know as more “adaptable” breeds.
Certainly a must have within the first two years of living.
Once a dog receives the certification, the pet is ready to meet the potential partner.
Should a positive match result; the dog will be able to provide his master independency,
freedom and mobility for a period up to eight years.
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These smart friends know they are on duty while they have their harness on.
As soon as the harness is removed, they need pets and love.
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On May 22nd, 2014 The Israel Guide Dog Centre is holding a benefit concert
starring José Feliciano, well known singer of “Feliz Navidad”, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
Tickets can be purchased for $85/$70/$55 in person at the Theatre box office,
or by calling 1.855.985.2787 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.ca
For more information visit www.ca.israelguidedog.org
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