Lottie is not just an ordinary little Golden Retriever. She is now on her way of becoming a guide dog that will change the lives of people. Lottie is among the fully-funded litter of guide dogs.
Lottie is one of the beneficiaries of the People’s Postcode Lottery game players. She prepares herself to be of help to about 170,000 residents in Scotland with eyesight problems live a cheerful, self-sustaining life. According to Guide Dogs, this number of blind or partially-blind residents in Scotland is expected to increase to about 200,000 by the year 2025.
At the moment, Lottie is under the care of a Guide Dogs puppy walker volunteer in Edinburgh. Day after day, the volunteer takes Lottie for a walk around the city not only for her to have fun but also for her to develop her senses of smell, sight, and hearing.
Along with her little pup sister Bella as well as with all other puppies in training, 16-week-old Golden Retriever Lottie also goes to Guide Dog puppy classes regularly. In their Guide Dog puppy classes, they are not only trained to get along with other puppies, play games and tricks, and have fun. The course also teaches them techniques which sharpen their recall and master various basic commands abilities necessary for a guide dog to possess.
Once she becomes a full-fledged guide dog, it is a must for Lottie to be comfortable in whichever place she is in or in any situation she may encounter. Walking through play tunnels is an enjoyable activity that gives Lottie the confidence she needs when she is caught in the middle of a crowd or trapped in narrow spaces.
When Lottie turns one year, she will go to Guide Dogs Training School in Forfar. Once she completes the one-year advanced training, she will be fully equipped to lead a blind person to have an extraordinary, independent life.
Source: Good News Shared