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Training guide dogs takes years of work, short documentary shows

Meet Tucker and his trainer, and see how a playful little pup transforms into a second pair of eyes.

Our Ottawa, CBC Television's weekly magazine program, airs Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Training a guide dog can take years. If you've ever wanted to know how it happens, watch this short documentary. 5:04

A guide dog is more than a furry companion; they're a lifeline — and it takes years of training before their owners are allowed to take the leash.

Meet Tucker and his trainer, and see how this playful little pup transforms into a second pair of eyes.

The short documentary in the video player above was produced by two Carleton University students — Fangliang Xu and Martha Darby — who have since graduated.

Our Ottawa, CBC Television's weekly magazine program, airs this Saturday at noon, Sunday at 2 p.m. and Monday at 1 p.m.

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Also on Our Ottawa this week:

  • Ken "the General" Grant and his adventures on private talk radio.
  • The Miracle Field opens for the first time.
  • Free furniture give away at old Quality Inn as students move in.

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