|Photo: Guide Dog Puppy in Training 'Rookie' on his first day at the WBRC|
The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center would like to congratulate Ms. Lindsay Hass, WBRC Orientation and Mobility Instructor, on the recent graduation of ‘Rookie’ from Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael. Rookie first came to the WBRC with Ms. Hass as an 8 week old male 3/4 yellow Labrador 1/4 golden retriever. He was a ‘Guide Dog Puppy In Training’ who was raised and trained by Ms. Hass and accompanied her to work and in the community for about 18 months to become acclimated to a variety of environments, people, and situations prior to returning to Guide Dogs for the Blind for evaluation and additional training to become a Guide Dog.
|Photo: Rookie on his graduation day from Guide Dogs for the Blind|
After successfully completing 8 phases of Guide Dog Training, Rookie was paired with an individual with vision loss and their ‘Team’ graduated from Guide Dogs for the Blind on October 17th, 2015. Rookie is the 6th Guide Dog puppy that Ms. Hass has raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Congratulations Lindsay and Rookie!
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