Thursday, August 4, 2011

Seeing Eye® Dogs Play Just Like All Dogs!

Vinson and Garcia have become great friends, sharing office space together and having some morning play time.

Sometimes here at The Seeing Eye, we hear statements like, "It doesn't seem fair that Seeing Eye dogs don't get to run and play". The answer is, that's not the case!

Spend a little time watching any of the TV shows about dog training and you'll find an almost universal statement - a dog needs a job to do. The dogs love to work because their enjoyment comes from pleasing us and receiving praise.

Seeing Eye dogs are trained that, when in harness they are on the job and are to act as trained. But when that harness is off, they quickly settle into being off-duty, "regular" dogs, playing and doing typical dog things.

In this video, you'll see the calmer moments of Vinson and Garcia playing together after Garcia's owner removed his harness and released him to play.

1 comment:

  1. Hats off to Vinson for his efforts to get the kong! Lovely video - they look so happy together :)