Troutdale woman graduates from guide dog training
- Gresham Outlook - Features
Pamela Pospisil of Troutdale graduated recently with a black Labrador retriever guide dog named Bianca at her side. The duo completed two weeks of intensive training at Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc. in Boring. Graduation took place Saturday, Jan. 29, at the 11-acre campus.
During the course of training, skilled guide dogs and their new partners learn to negotiate stairways, elevators, overhead obstacles, crowded sidewalks and busy streets. The dogs are trained to avoid distractions and disobey commands to cross a street if traffic is approaching.
Another graduation is set for Saturday, Feb. 12. See the events calendar for details.
For more information, contact Guide Dogs for the Blind by calling 1-800-295-4050 or visit guidedogs.com.