The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind held a training session and costume contest at the Athens Clarke County Fire Department Station 7 on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Lauren Cobb, a University of Georgia alumna who works for the foundation, said the goal for the puppy raisers is to expose the dogs to novel experiences so they can be as comfortable as possible when confronted with new situations in daily life. The dogs were exposed to sounds such as sirens and a revving chainsaw and saw new sights like firefighters in full gear. There was also a costume contest for the dogs and their trainers to celebrate Halloween. The Foundation conducts trainings at the fire station several times a year.

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