April showers bring not only May flowers but guide dogs
April showers bring May flowers and now you can watch how excited our guide dog students are to this. They will be cherished treasures to their owners soon. We work to help more and more visually impaired people so that they can get guide dogs free of charge.
Our heroic labradors didn’t care about the spit or torrential rain, they were rather playing tag, wallowing in mud and they were also learning even under such circumstances.
The biggest hero of the Hajógyári Island was the 4-month-old Latte, whose fur coat became completely gray by the end of the meeting, however it was originally gleaming in a beautiful yellow color. Alma, Arthur, Kapitány, Kávé and Kontra took part at the meeting among others.
The session started with a game, and then the professional leader of our school, Piroska Komondi, tried to abstract the attention of the dogs with a ball while they were holding their position. The trainer, Mária Nyíriné Kovács practiced the calling and laying with the future guide dogs. Meanwhile, our puppy co-ordinator, Hermina Nyíri, built a very exciting training track with toys and delicacies. The dogs had to go through it without abstracting their attention.
We thank the participation to those adventurous puppy raisers which were not dissuaded by the weather.
You can support to wait less for a guide dog
There are 20 thousands blind people in our country, but only 1% of them has a guide dog. Currently, there are 200 guide dogs on duty and 84 of them were trained by the Baráthegyi Guide Dog School. There are 60 applicants waiting for a guide dog at our foundation which means that the average awaiting time to get a guide dog is 1-3 years. The awaiting time is too long that is the reason why more guide dogs are needed in Hungary. We work to help more and more visually impaired people so that they can get guide dogs free of charge.