Brigitta Hegedüs and her guide dog Artúr graduated with flying colours from the University of Miskolc. Artúr proved that he is not only a guide dog but also an emotional support dog, helping Brigi in more ways than one. Some of the university professors even put the dog’s name on the register to check is he was present at the lectures.
The only way our volunteers can raise wholeheartedly a pup is by experiencing what it’s like to be blind and solve situations on their own. Guide dogs give owners an emotional and physical sense of security, and it’s important that puppy raisers know what that feels like.
One of our readers reached out to us with a question: how can you tell if a dog is an assistance dog? We published an article earlier about Dora’s adventures on the train when the ticket controller demanded Dora’s guide dog to be muzzled. So we decided it was important to explain how to tell if a dog is an assistance dog and as such has special privileges.
It is not compulsory to put a muzzle on a guide dog and this has been in effect for 15 years, so the guide dogs do not have to wear muzzles on trains either. But not all the ticket inspectors know this fact. Dóra Pozsgay has reported on what happened to her and Noé on the train from Pécs to Budapest.