An evidence-based decision assistance model for predicting training outcome in juvenile guide dogs

An evidence-based decision assistance model for predicting training outcome in juvenile guide dogs

An evidence-based decision assistance model for predicting training outcome in juvenile guide dogs

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Naomi D. Harvey1*, Peter J. Craigon1, Simon A. Blythe1,2, Gary C. W. England1,

Lucy Asher1,

Guide dogs UK, developed a the questionnaire-based assessment tool to identify dogs that are likely to fail the training program. By identifying these dogs PRIOR to starting the training, so they can put more resources in those dogs that can become successful guide dogs.

Guide Dogs, UK is the largest breeding and training school in the world producing approximately 1,400 dogs a year. Their puppies are placed with volunteers from the age of 2 to 14 months, after which they enter formal training