Safely riding public transit is an important part of Guide Dog training. Each month we introduce our puppies to public transit around San Francisco in a group setting. This month we rode Muni from Candlestick Park to North Beach, placing our puppies in between fishermen and their poles, large shopping bags, and a generally bumpy eight-mile ride.
Once in North Beach we climbed Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. Group leaders walked behind our puppies to evaluate gait and stair climbing abilities. A few potential puppy raisers were able to take the leash for a walk around Pioneer Park, enjoying a puppy and a view of the San Francisco skyline.