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They play a critical role in enabling people with impaired vision to get around safely and independently, so they can live the life they choose. Handlers build a lifelong bond with their guide dogs through trust, love and loyalty.
A bond that is absolutely priceless. Thanks to the generous and ongoing support of the general public, these Guide Dogs continue to be provided at no cost to clients.
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Here is a brief snapshot. All of our pups are born at the Guide Dog Breeding Centre to ensure they have the temperament and physical qualities suited for a future life as a Guide Dog. At 8 weeks, our Guide Dog puppies are picked up by their volunteer puppy raisers, who will train and care for them over the next 12 months. On return to the Centre, Guide Dogs are assessed for suitability to commence training.
Could you raise a puppy then give it away to start a guide dog's training?
This was a place we had been plenty of times before after karate and the staff had always been perfectly nice to us. Mr Davey, who has had the Golden Labrador for five years, said staff regularly gave the dog a bowl of water while he enjoyed a chat and a drink. While he is glad they have offered to hand over their takings, Mr Davey is undecided as to whether he will go back.
The Equality Act requires bars and restaurants not to discriminate against disabled people — including those with assistance dogs. Despite the law, a Guide Dogs Scotland spokesman said people still regularly find themselves in the same position. IT is against the law for pubs, cafes and restaurants to refuse to serve disabled customers or to offer them a lower standard of service.