Guide Dog In Training Falls Asleep During Important Photo Shoot

guide dog training falls asleep important photo session

This adorable guide dog in training falls asleep during an important initiation photo session.

Benny is a charming Labrador Retriever who was born at the Guide Dog Foundation and, as expected, will soon take on a very important role; he will become a guide dog and help someone with vision problems, or he could be an assistance dog for a veteran or first responder in need. No doubt each of his choices is a big responsibility, and of course Benny was ready for any challenge.

When the pup was 6 weeks old, Guide Dog Foundation staff took him for his initiation photoshoot, a tradition for all puppies born at their facility.

Everyone was thrilled to take adorable photos of little Benny and of course he was very excited too, however, the photo shoot took place just when Benny was in desperate need of a nap.

Guide dog in training falls asleep during photo shoot

Guide dog in training falls asleep during photo shoot

At the start of the photo shoot, Benny tried to stay awake, but to no avail. He needed a nap and nothing could stop him.

Rebecca Eden, internet marketing coordinator for the Guide Dog Foundation, told The Dodo:

During filming, Benny looked sleepier than ever, and we could see him starting to doze off, so we quickly started filming just in time to see him slowly rolling over. Our nursery staff and the photographer were laughing, and you can hear a member of staff say ‘Goodnight’ as he falls asleep.

They all say that Benny tried hard to stay awake, but the dream he had was too strong. Luckily, the photographer managed to capture some cute footage to herald Benny’s initiation into the show, and there’s no doubt that his sleep made the whole shoot even cuter.

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Now Benny is 7 months old and his training has been a success. Everyone is sure that it will be the best guide or assistance dog for those in need. For now, he’s the best at playing and taking peaceful naps.

Images: Instagram / raising.benny


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