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April 22, 2014

WHY DO WE ADMIRE GUIDE DOGS

by yourewelcomeca

One third of the dogs don’t make it” Sara Gabriel, Canadian friends of Israel Guide Dog Centre

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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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Peace,

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