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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

Enlarge this image New research found a link between how puppies interact with their mothers and how they perform in guide dog training. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Westend61/Getty Images Well-trained guide dogs are important for visually impaired people who rely on them. But many puppies bred to be guide dogs flunk out of training programs. A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the way a puppy’s mother raises it may be the key to the dog’s success, or failure. A research…

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