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Guide dog presses button at pelican crossing

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

This clever guide dog can literally stop traffic - by jumping up to press the pelican crossing button.

Black labrador Miller hops up onto his back legs and carefully presses the button to make sure owner Chris Michaels, 68, crosses the road safely in Saxmundham, Suffolk.

http://www.dailymail...tton-owner.html

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Just finished reading that :D


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

Awwwwwwww.... Made me happy. But some of the comments under that article are not worth reading.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

View PostJohn Mirra, on 05 January 2014 - 05:42 PM, said:

Awwwwwwww.... Made me happy. But some of the comments under that article are not worth reading.

As are most of the comments on DM.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

I made my dog a service dog. She alerts when I am in danger of falling because of my MS. Here is the kicker, she learned to do it from the cat.   It is really not something you could teach.  I don't even know when I am in danger of falling, but the cat knows.  When the dog started doing it, I had her certified as an alert dog. She was already  a trained therapy dog.  Now she can go everywhere I go and keep me from getting hurt from a fall.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:52 PM

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

Why is this news?
Most guide dogs in Oz do that.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:38 PM

Yah, I thought this was a standard guide dog act too. My blind friend's dog does this all the time.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:50 PM

I didn't see any pelicans. What in the heck is a 'pelican crossing'?


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:06 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 05 January 2014 - 11:50 PM, said:

I didn't see any pelicans. What in the heck is a 'pelican crossing'?
We call them Zebra Crossings, but I've never seen a zebra cross at one either :P

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:22 AM

We just call them boring old Cross Walks. When you want to cross the street, it's where you walk.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

The name is derived from PELICON, a portmanteau of pedestrian light controlled.





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