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Guide dogs trained to help passengers through airport screening

March 20, 2017 11:32 PM

Future guide dogs were learning to direct visually impaired passengers through airport screening checkpoints on Monday. They may have been cute, but they meant business!

The Monroe Puppy-Raising Region of Guiding Eyes for The Blind was getting them ready to share their newly-learned skill set.

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Monday, they got used to traversing the checkpoint, hearing loud noises, and having to answer to commands from their trainers.

"It's getting the dogs used to the screen process," says Jim Chapman, a Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director, "You know when you come into a checkpoint it's confusing, it's loud, and these pups... the job they're going to be doing is an important one. They're going to be the eyes for some person at some point."

Guiding Eyes is a non-profit that breeds and trains dogs for blind and visually impaired people. 

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