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Alert guide dog saves couple

Watch this dramatic video from security cameras of a narrow escape by two people and a dog from a runaway car that was careening along the sidewalk behind them. What tipped off one of the people to look back and see the danger was the signal given by the guide dog.

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Comments

  1. kyoseki says

    We just saw that on the news (without audio), I think I originally estimated the driver’s age at 87, so I wasn’t far off :)

  2. machintelligence says

    I wondered why she seemed to be wearing a blindfold in the video and thought it might be a training session.
    Excellent quick thinking on everyone’s part.

  3. fwtbc says

    I have a guide dog, so I’m both quite interested in this video and unable to see it.

    Could someone describe it please?

  4. Mano Singham says

    What the video shows is an 18-month old Golden Retriever guide dog named O’Neil who was in the final weeks of his testing of suitability for going into service. He was guiding a blindfolded trainee instructor, accompanied by an experienced instructor.

    The three were walking on a city sidewalk towards an intersection when at some point O’Neil stopped and looked back. This made the trained instructor look back too and he saw a car moving fast in reverse along the sidewalk and coming straight at them. Showing remarkably quick thinking he and the dog guided the blindfolded trainee to the corner and around the bend just in time to escape the car, which went through the intersection and crashed into a building on the other side. A second or two delay and all three would have been run over.

  5. fwtbc says

    Thanks for that. We really do put our lives in their paws.

    I shall go hug mine now.

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