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The Seeing Eye, Inc. (TSE) is a guide dog school in the United States, located in Morristown, New Jersey. It was founded in 1929 as the first guide dog school in the country. The trademark "seeing eye dog" is sometimes genericized as a term for guide dogs. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A blind man is led by his guide dog in Brasília, Brazil. ... Nickname: Military Capital of the Revolution Location of Morristown in Morris County (L); Location of Morris County in New Jersey (R) Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated 1865 Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... A genericized trademark, generic trade mark, generic descriptor, or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which has become the colloquial or generic description for a particular class of product or service. ...


History of The Seeing Eye

Dorothy Harrison Eustis, an American dog trainer living in Switzerland, was experimenting with German Shepherds' working ability. While there, she visited a school that was training German Shepherds to lead blinded World War I veterans. Fascinated by what she had seen, she wrote an article entitled "The Seeing Eye" about the school for The Saturday Evening Post, which appeared in the November 5, 1927 edition. Shortly thereafter she was contacted by a blind Tennessean man named Morris Frank, who enlisted her to train a dog for his usage. This effort eventually evolved into the Seeing Eye organization in Switzerland and America. [1] Dorothy Harrison Eustis Dorothy Leib Harrison Wood Eustis (30 May 1886 – 8 September 1946) was an American dog breeder and philanthropist, who founded Seeing Eye, an organization dedicated to training guide dogs to help blind people. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Former crewmembers of the battleship Missouri pose for photos shortly after the Anniversary of the End of World War II ceremony, held aboard the famous ship. ... A cover of the Saturday Evening Post from 1903 The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, 1969. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...

The Dogs and Training

Most Seeing Eye dogs come from the Chester Breeding Facility located off of Rt. 206 in Chester, New Jersey and are primarily German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, or Golden Retrievers. Some dogs are donated. TSE will also occasionally train Labrador/Golden crosses, Boxers, or other breeds and mixes. The Seeing Eye headquarters is located on Washington Valley Road in Morristown, New Jersey. Two kennels at this location house a population of Seeing Eye dogs in addition to administrative offices in the main building. Chester is a borough located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The German Shepherd Dog (known also as the Alsatian or Schäfer(hund)) is an intelligent breed of dog. ... The Labrador Retriever (Labrador or Lab for short), is one of several kinds of retriever, and is the most popular breed of dog (by registered ownership) in both the United States and the United Kingdom. ... The Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog, originally developed to retrieve downed fowl during hunting. ... The Boxer is a breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a smooth fawn or brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle. ... Nickname: Military Capital of the Revolution Location of Morristown in Morris County (L); Location of Morris County in New Jersey (R) Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Morris Founded 1715 Incorporated 1865 Mayor Donald Cresitello (D; term ends December 31, 2009. ...

Puppies are raised by volunteers, primarily 4-H members, who are responsible for the dogs' basic obedience training and socialization until they are 18 months old. Formal training at the Seeing Eye campus lasts four months, where they learn advanced obedience and skills such as pulling in harness, stopping at curbs, and "intelligent disobedience" to keep themselves and their handler from danger. Afterwards, they spend 20-27 days training with their future human partner before they are formally released. 4-H in the United States is a youth organization in the United States administered by the Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension System with the mission of empowering youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. ... Obedience Training usually refers to the training of a dog and the term is most commonly used in that context. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

See Also

A list of guide dog or dog guide schools world wide. ...


  1. ^ http://www.seeingeye.org/AboutUs.asp?sc=ps#2t Information about programs and services at The Seeing Eye. Retrieved on January 13, 2007.

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