guide dog


Definition of guide dog

: a dog trained to lead the blind

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Recent Examples on the Web Service dogs, like guide dogs for the blind, help people with disabilities live more independently. Julie Rovner,, "Sit, heal: Dog teaches military medical students the merits of service animals," 26 Nov. 2019 The technology is meant to be a complement to the cane or guide dog that many with visual impairment use to negotiate their daily lives. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus," 8 Apr. 2020 Patricia is a yellow lab guide dog, trained on the Boring, Oregon campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind. oregonlive, "Guide Dogs for the Blind has trained hundreds of dogs in Boring and Gresham (Video)," 26 Nov. 2019 Conron's original purpose in crossing a Labrador with a standard Poodle (which has a non-shedding coat) had been to provide a guide dog for a blind woman in Hawaii whose husband was allergic to dogs. Rory Sullivan, CNN, "Labradoodle creator says he regrets 'Frankenstein's monster'," 26 Sep. 2019 Along the way, the students receive ongoing support and advice from the guide dog organizations’ professional trainers, who also provide the canines’ food and health care. Michele Chabin,, "Israeli students train guide dogs for the blind," 30 Oct. 2019 Though the pups all look adorable, not every animal has the physical and behavioral abilities to pass the test to become a guide dog. oregonlive, "Disney Plus series about guide dogs for the blind is heartwarming holiday viewing (and there’s an Oregon connection)," 23 Dec. 2019 He and Jacob, Putney’s guide dog, had then headed off to Belmont, even taking time to study abroad together in Spain. Washington Post, "Cancer survivor, Luke Putney, on the healing power of music," 11 Dec. 2019 Passengers who require service animals — defined as those trained to work or perform tasks for a disabled person, such as a guide dog — are allowed to bring dogs, cats and miniature horses for free on U.S. commercial flights. Los Angeles Times, "Delta relaxes support animal rules for long flights but still bans pit bulls," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of guide dog

1932, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2020

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“Guide dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of guide dog

: a dog that is specially trained to lead and help blind people

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Kids Definition of guide dog

: a dog trained to lead a person who is blind

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