Some students at Lemoore High School are involved with socializing dogs that will be trained as guide dogs for the blind.
For 12 years, dogs have been a regular part of student life at Lemoore High. The dogs are being carefully socialized so that they can later go on to more extensive training and eventually become guide dogs for the blind.
FFA adviser and teacher, Marybeth Hearn said, "We actually raise them. My students are puppy socializers and puppy raisers. So they get the tough job, they get to teach potty training and take them to as many social situations as possible because we have no idea what the future blind person - what kind of lifestyle their going to lead.
The dogs are on campus every day and are even allowed to go into the classrooms with their student handlers.
After 14 months of training and socialization, students and their dogs have to say goodbye, because the dogs go to San Rafael to begin intensive guide dog training.