New Zealand Dog News

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April 10, 2006

Guide dog gives a new freedom

The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind says that every guide dog handler has a story - and Matamata man Bryce Hooton certainly does.

His guide dog, Force, a black labrador, and Bryce are often seen together pounding the pavement together on long walks - something that Bryce could not do until relatively recently.
Despite having been blind for 19 years, Bryce has only had a guide dog for three years, and although the changes in his life have been positive, it still took a lot of adjustment.

"(Having Force) has definitely given me a sense of freedom," Bryce said.

"But they are not bulletproof, they are dogs... it's all trust, and believe me, it took a while." MORE>>

AND have you given to the RNZFB??
We at doglinks always goes out and collects for Guide Dog Appeal... We do the Christchurch Strip, Oxford Terrace! Say hi to Holmes our dog. He guides us in how to love him (and that ain't too hard!)

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