Aberdeen guide dogs gained their sea paws this week after they boarded a Northlink Ferry as part of a training exercise.
The socialisation visit challenged the skills and nerves of puppies Faye, Storm and Babs, who took on various floor surfaces and climbed steep stairs leading to the ferry’s various decks.
Puppy training supervisor Dave MacKay said: “We had an excellent morning aboard NorthLink Ferries.
“Our three pups coped well with the new experiences the ferry provides.
“There’s always lots of challenges for our future guide dogs, such as the steep steps leading to various decks and different floor surfaces.
“We are grateful to NorthLink Ferries, who regularly make our volunteers and their pups welcome.”
Seumas Campbell, Serco’s customer service director at NorthLink Ferries, added: “We want to make sure that all passengers have an easy and comfortable journey with us regardless of any physical or sensory impairment, and try to make our services as inclusive as possible.
“As such, we are always thrilled to have the puppies on board so they can familiarise themselves with all areas of the vessel and find their “sea paws”, which is part of their wider training.”
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