Asked in Service Animals, Dog Training, Guide Dogs
What do you call that dog that is used to guide a blind man?
They are called "guide dogs." Some guide dogs, those trained by the Seeing Eye in Morristown NJ are called "Seeing Eye" dogs after the name of the facility that trained them. ...
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Why are guide dogs also called seeing-eye dogs?
It is an unfortunately common mistake to use these terms interchangeably but they do not mean the same thing. Only guide dogs that were trained at the Seeing Eye facility in New Jersey can properly be called "Seeing Eye" dogs. It's like a brand name. There are vehicles and there are Fords. All Fords are vehicles, but not all vehicles are Fords. The Seeing Eye is the oldest guide dog training school still in operation in the world. It is the...