Dogs are not only man’s best friend (and in this case, man and woman), they can be our protectors as well.
Todd Jurek, a training supervisor at Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California, was with teacher Danielle Alvarado working with a guide dog in training, an 18-month-old yellow Labrador named O’Neil.
As the three of them were walking down the street, it appears O’Neilís sudden turnaround alerted the other two of what was coming their way: a black car driving in reverse, heading directly at them.
Fortunately, all three of them escaped unharmed, including the vehicle’s 93 year-old driver and her passenger. The incident is still under investigation by police, but the driver has been ordered to go to the DMV for an exam.
O’Neil must still pass his last evaluation, but Jurek expects him to pass with flying colors.
“You cannot train your dog for such a dramatic episode,” he said, adding that O’Neil will probably find a house within the next 2 to 3 months.
Some may say after watching the video that the male trainer looked back at the same time as O’Neil (the woman was blind folded), but even he reportedly claims that it was the dog’s sudden movement that saved them. Decide for yourself by watching the video on the next page.