– Hudson Valley
1930 South Rd,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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A Poughkeepsie man and his guide dog recently completed training on how to work together as a team.
Jimmy Kriz and his black Lab, Pete, were among the graduates from across the country that completed training in Yorktown in April. Each of the graduates was paired with a trained guide dog provided at no cost by Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization.
Kriz, a Westchester County native, went to Guiding Eyes for his first guide dog, according to the organization. The father of two has worked in the health and fitness sector for 25 years, and manages a health and fitness store. He said he enjoys working out and staying in shape, and that his dog, Pete, “reminds me of myself — independent and focused.”