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Netflix New Documentary Follows Puppies Training To Be Guide Dogs

Abigail MeadowSeptember 17th
2019

Such good boys (and girls)! 

Netflix has dropped a documentary following five puppies from birth to them becoming guide dogs for the visually impaired.

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The official IFC Films synopsis says: "Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career.

"Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.

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"Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.

"The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter."

The Californian based training company called Guide Dogs for the Blind called the pooches, litter P, which explains their cute names; Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet and Phil.

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But not every pup can make it, with only two thirds of the litter becoming certified guide dogs. 

The dogs who do make it are given to one special owner whose day-to-day life is made easier by these incredibly smart animals. 

But not to worry, don’t get the tissues out just yet, the dogs not selected are given to loving forever homes with great owners who can’t wait to get their paws… I mean hands… on a well-trained dog.

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As well as the training aspect of the dog’s lives, the documentary looks at the need for guide dogs as apparently Guide Dogs for the Blind receives over 1,000 applicants each year.

The doc is also full of stories told by people whose lives have been changed by guide dogs to keep spirits up and show all aspects of these wonderful pets.

It’s available on Netflix now, so what are you waiting for, those pups need attention!

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