How do you train a guide dog? What relationship do they have with their master? What is their daily life like? So many questions to ask during the Guide Dogs for the Blind Festival, Sunday 25 September. The school located in Pont-Scorff opens its doors from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with, on the program, “information stands and meetings with host families, volunteers and guide dog handlers to find out more about our actions and missions, visual impairment awareness workshops, activities for children. Attending the guide dog festival also means understanding the incredible chain of solidarity that exists around the guide dog and for visually impaired people, ”explains the association of guide dogs for the blind in the west.
800 dogs trained in 47 years
At 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., commented demonstrations of the work of the guide dog will take place (presentation of the breeds, course of the dog, role of foster families, work of educators, demonstrations and testimonials). The association, created in 1975, has two education centres: one in the Angevin area and the other in Pont-Scorff. “In 47 years of existence, the association has given more than 800 guide dogs to visually impaired people”, announces the association.