Nancy Jones hadn’t realized that there was a gas leak in her home when she started feeling dizzy. The next thing she knew Pooh had jumped six feet in the air to get her leash down off the wall and was insisting that Jones put it on her.
“…then she literally dragged me out the door,” Jones said.
An open pilot light was found in the home, the aftermath of a gas leak.The leak was bad enough that the home started filling with natural gas and could have exploded, according to the firefighters who responded.
One reason Guide Dogs are so expensive, the Summa Cum Laude of trained working dogs, is that they are taught more than social skills and blind obedience.
A guide dog is also taught Intelligent Disobedience. That is, they are taught to recognize when their owners might be in danger and to have the confidence and intelligence to take control of the situation.
More and more Poodles are being trained as Guide Dogs as people realize that they are more than just fluff.