Dundee Science Centre Welcomes Guide Dogs in Training
Published on 30 November 2016
In addition to the thousands of visitors it welcomes each year, Dundee Science Centre is now welcoming the four-legged variety too!
The Centre is opening its doors to Guide Dogs for the Blind, offering trainers and their dogs a multi-sensory place to visit and socialise amongst members of the public, including young children.
Puppy Training Supervisor Wendy Ramsay said, “Dundee Science Centre is an ideal venue for our guide dog puppies to visit as there are lots of different floor surfaces, variable lighting and it’s nice and noisy.
“It’s really important for our volunteer puppy walkers to take our guide dog puppies on days out such as this, as it gives the pups a chance to visit types of environments they haven’t experienced before.
“We would like to thank Dundee Science Centre for opening their doors to Guide Dogs and helping our pups on their journey to becoming life-changing guide dogs.”
Linda Leuchars, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dundee Science Centre added, “Guide Dogs do an exceptionally important job in society, a fact we have highlighted during a number of events within Dundee Science Centre over the last couple of years, raising their profile and the valuable work which they do. Having had the pleasure of the dogs’ company on a number of occasions, events which attract huge numbers of visitors, we are delighted to be giving something back to local Guide Dog trainers who require to expose the dogs to lots of different environments as part of their training. We very much looking forward to welcoming more of these four legged trainees into the science centre in the weeks and months ahead!”
Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information, please telephone 01382 228800 or visit www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk .