Dogs

Little golden retriever puppy becomes guide for a blind older dog

October 14th, 2020

There are countless ways that dogs make life here on earth better for us humans. Honestly, without dogs, lots of things kinda suck! No matter the situation, our fluffy friends seem to make things happier, and they basically have superpowers compared to humans.

When it comes to jobs, dogs are the best workers around.

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Look at this list of jobs dogs can do:

  • Assistance dog
  • Detection dog
  • Draught dog
  • Guard dog
  • Guide dog
  • Herding dog
  • Military working dog
  • Search and rescue dog
  • Service dog
  • Sled dog
  • Therapy dog

After seeing a list like that, it’s not hard to see that dogs have superpowers. When you combine their empathy, work ethic, and skills, there isn’t much a dog can’t do!

One of the coolest “dog jobs” out there is guide dogs.

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Usually, these dogs are known as seeing-eye dogs and have a very important job. These dogs are trained to help blind or visually impaired people and can do incredible things. They can lead their friends on a busy sidewalk, grab things for them, and can be in almost any environment and still act like a pro.

Tao was recently diagnosed with glaucoma and had to have his eyes surgically removed.

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In Tao’s example, a seeing-eye dog would be perfect for helping him get around! Thankfully, he has a little puppy in training named Oko to guide him when he needed it. The crazy part? Tao is a dog too!

Melanie Jackson is Tao’s owner.

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When her friend was diagnosed with glaucoma, she knew things would be different. Glaucoma stops someone’s eyes from properly draining and can cause some other serious issues. Eventually, Tao’s condition progressed to where he had to have emergency surgery to remove both of them.

Despite being blind, Tao made do with his situation.

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While a human might take years to mentally recover from losing sight, Tao took it like a champ! In only three days, he was up and about walking off-leash and navigating around the house.

“Tao’s health is really good now. He’s in no pain, and to say he’s nearly 12, he acts like a much younger dog! He does everything he used to do apart from jumping up hay bales and jumping over hedges—we walk around 8 miles a day and he still trains most days,”

Even though Tao was making do, Melanie knew he needed a play buddy.

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Melanie got to work trying to find a playmate for her beloved Tao. In steps Oko. Oko is an 8-week-old pup that immediately became besties with Tao when they met! Ever since that moment, the two dogs have been absolutely inseparable.

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Oko has basically become Tao’s guide dog.

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Melanie has been training Oko to lead Tao around and respond to voice commands. With some more training, the two of them will make an awesome duo! They travel all over the places, and people love to get pictures with the now-famous dogs.

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Check out their Instagram below!

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