Guide dog saves his handlers by alerting them to a runaway car seconds before it barrels into their path.
The 18-month-old Labrador O’Neil was being taken on a field test in San Rafael, California, when he suddenly stopped and swivelled his head to look behind him. That prompted veteran training supervisor Todd Jurek to glance round to see a black car reversing straight at them. Mr Jurek then had just enough time to grab his blindfolded apprentice instructor, Danielle Alvarado, and drag her round the corner to safety as the car raced past.
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Ryan O'Meara is group editor at Total Pet Publishing. A former professional dog trainer, Ryan is a frequent commentator in the media on a wide variety of canine issues including dog attacks, animal welfare and dog behaviour.