Test your guide dog knowl­edge.

Canadian Living - - Life & Community -

1. Guide dogs know when a traf­fic light turns green.

False. The dog is trained to stop at a curb’s edge. The guide dog user must then as­sess traf­fic flow by lis­ten­ing for ve­hi­cles or ask­ing for sighted as­sis­tance.

2. You must be com­pletely blind to qual­ify for a guide dog.

False. As long as an ap­pli­cant’s vi­sion is im­paired enough to cause mo­bil­ity is­sues, he or she may sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion to the program.

3. The user is in con­trol of the walk, not the dog.

True. The hu­man runs the show. Though the dog’s eyes help the owner walk safely, the user is re­spon­si­ble for giv­ing direc­tions.

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