The multi-tasker – Maxine and Gino

The multi-tasker – Maxine and Gino

Gino is not just a brilliant guide dog, he is also able to sense the onset of an epileptic seizure. 

When Maxine was training for judo, she was about to have a seizure and Gino barked and then went to get help. Having called attention, and once Maxine was ok, he just went back to his work as if nothing had happened.  He sees it as part of his job, but goes way beyond his training. Even more remarkably, he doesn’t just confine this skill to Maxine but has alerted for a member of the public on a bus who was also about to have a seizure. 

You and your dog can be a hero for Guide Dogs too. Take part in a Dogs Unite event near you or why not gather together your friends, family or colleagues and organise your own sponsored walk to raise vital funds that will make a life-changing difference to those with sight loss – it really is as easy as a walk in the park!

Maxine walking with her guide dog Gino