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In January 1929, Dorothy Eustis established The Seeing Eye, the first American training school for dogs' and there blind owner's. An experienced breeder, Eustis had already trained german shepherds to serve army and police units across Europe. Soon Dorothy started a school in Germany that trained dogs to assist blind veterans she new they could be used to aid others too. The schools first canine helper was appropriately name buddy!

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In January 1929, Dorothy Eustis established The Seeing Eye, the first American training school for dogs and their blind owners. An experienced breeder, Eustis had already trained German shepherds to serve army and police units across Europe. Soon Dorothy started a school in Germany that trained dogs to assist blind veterans. She knew they could be used to aid others too. The school's first canine helper was appropriately named Buddy.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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08/20/2004