When I see blind people walking with their guide dogs I often wonder what such a life is like for the animals.
Recently I was on a busy city railway station and noticed four people and two dogs. Two men seemed to be learning how to move around with the help of young guide dogs. Each dog and man had a woman with them, giving instructions about how to navigate a steep set of stairs. I thought what a wonderful thing it must have been for the vision-impaired people to be starting a new life with the puppies.
But I wondered how it will be for the dogs.
However, I must say that the puppies' tails were wagging like windmills, so they were certainly enjoying the experience that day.
A few days later I came across a moving piece of writing where George Salpietro gives an insight into the relationship between a guide dog and its human. I found this article by follwoing a link from Dr P's Dog Training