New Zealand Dog News

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February 05, 2008

Puppies in training for top job

All Nadia Clark wants is to be treated like a normal person.

The 25-year-old has retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that results in a slow loss of central vision.
Nadia feels there is a lack of understanding about blind people, so much so that going out alone made her nervous. Walking into people, poles, signs, cafe tables and chairs added to her frustration.

But since April she has gained new independence thanks to Spirit.The labrador retriever was bred and trained by the Foundation of the Blind Guide Dog Services.

Nadia says Spirit goes everywhere with her. MORE>>

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