Klinger, a two year-old German Shepherd, will make history this week by becoming the first professionally trained running Guide Dog to assist an athlete who is visually impaired. Klinger's placement marks the initiation of the Running Guides pilot program at Guiding Eyes for the Blind—an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to those with vision loss.
As the summer heat continues to beat down, it is important to ensure the well being of your Service Dog. Just like humans, Service Dogs are susceptible to dehydration and heat stroke. As your Service Dogs human partner it is your responsibility to help prevent them against these risks.