TRUE OR FALSE
Test your guide dog knowledge.
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.