guide dog

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guide dog

n.
A dog that has been specially trained to guide a blind or visually impaired person.

guide dog

A dog specifically trained to assist blind or partially sighted persons with mobility.
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If the laws and medicine do not discriminate between a seeing-eye dog and an emotional-support cat, however, it is doubtful if anyone should.
In the past, airlines had accommodated seeing-eye dogs and other guide dogs onto planes with their owners.
The dog is part of the Companion Animal Partnership Programme (CAPP) and would usually have had to travel in the cargo hold of the aircraft along with other animals except seeing-eye dogs and other guide dogs which are allowed to be accommodated onto aircraft with their owners.
Smith's pet project of late was making sure that the town's residents know that the new community center can legally hold up to 100 people and as many seeing-eye dogs and nanny goats as needed.
* donations to non-profit organizations, e.g., Dogs for the Deaf, Seeing-eye Dogs for the Blind, Hand to Hand for Quads, etc.
Rauch, who adds, "There are no seeing-eye dogs or white canes to inform others that you have a hearing problem." Therefore, he concludes, it is up to the hearing-impaired individual to take the initiative by informing others of his or her special needs to communicate and hear better.
This year marks the 28th anniversary of the assistance dog movement (seeing-eye dogs for the visually impaired have been around longer.) The program got its start in 1975 when Bonnie Bergin, traveling and teaching in Turkey, Nepal and Iran, noticed self-sufficient disabled people using donkeys and burros to hold pots, pans and other wares for sale.
As seeing-eye dogs respond to things their owners can't see, assistance dogs can perform tasks that their owners can't.