16th February 2018
Year of the Dog
To mark the start of the Chinese New Year, year of the Dog the children at Busy Bees Beverley today received a very special visit from a special guest. Timber the guide dog and his owner Paul, Timber is a very special dog as he acts as Paul’s eyes, as Paul is blind. The children had a great time meeting and petting Timber they got to hear about how Timber helps out and all the amazing things she does for Paul.
A guide dog is trained to:
- walk centrally along the pavement whilst avoiding obstacles on the route
- not to turn corners unless told to do so
- stop at kerbs and steps
- find doors, crossings and places which are visited regularly
- judge height and width so you do not bump your head or shoulder
- deal with traffic
- guide blind people across the road safely.