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Labrador Kicked Out Of Guide Dog Training Ends Up Shining In New Career As A Therapy Dog

9 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

They say when one door closes, another one opens. Well this saying proved true when an adorable Labrador named River was sacked from her training as a guide dog for her love of chasing squirrels, and in turn found her way to a new career.
While River appeared to be wonderful candidate for a career as a guide dog, she began to raise some eyebrows when her love of chasing squirrels was able to distract her from just about anything. While this is usually a harmless past time for most pups, it's not exactly ideal when your given the important task of leading the...
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Guide Dog Dropout Becomes ‘Custody Canine' For UK Police Station

Guide Dog Dropout Becomes ‘Custody Canine' For UK Police Station

9 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

River, like so many other 5-year-old Labs, loves to chase squirrels. For most dogs, this personality trait is a mere inconvenience; but for River, it resulted in her removal from a guide dog training program.
This gorgeous gal wasn't cut out for work with the blind, but her calm, gentle nature made her the perfect choice for a new form of police service.
Image c/o Kent Police
The “Custody Canine” pilot project at Maidstone Police Station in Kent, UK utilizes River's unique skills to help soothe stressed detainees.
“We are often dealing with people in crisis and although their behavior has...
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