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Under Pressure: Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog, Owner

Friday, January 03, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Kim
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140102112237.htm

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Guide dogs lend their eyes to blind people, enabling them to find their way around in an environment they cannot see. Guide dogs require about four years of training and fully trained animals can cost over 30,000 Euro. It is thus important for financial reasons as well as because of animal welfare considerations to ensure that guide dogs are comfortable in their work. A proper harness that enables good communication between the blind person and the dog is an important factor in the animal's well-being, while a poorly fitting harness may result in health problems and impaired communication between dog and owner…


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