Hand picked at only twenty three month’s old, Mikey began his journey of becoming a guide dog by the Pilot Dog Inc Breeding Program. He tells his stories of putting aside his playful puppy tendancies of eating shoes, to becoming a strict K9 partner. Learning the sights and sounds of blind or visually impared human beings. Mikey was trained to ignore people’s reactions to his adorable face, including children approaching him and wanting to play.Mikey even ignored offerings of delicous treats. Once off duty Mikey could finally run around and embrace his puppy lifestyle. At the end of his 6 week training, Mikey finally met his new owner , David and began to assist in ensuring his owner could have a normal life.
(Campus Voice, 2011)