So long, Dorito

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Mary Kay and Kerry Lindh, with their guide dog in training, Dorito.

Dorito, a black lab from Kansas Speciality Dogs Services has returned to KSDS to complete his formal training as a guide dog. Guide dogs are specially trained to provide mobility assistance for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely from one place to another. They do this by navigating sidewalks, finding curbs and stairs, crossing streets safely and avoiding obstacles including overhangs.

Guide dogs know left and right and are helpful with object identification when asked to “find” a door, counter, elevator, escalator, sidewalk, chair, etc.

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