Netflix has just added a brilliant documentary about puppies that train to become guide dogs

Netflix has just added a brilliant documentary about puppies that train to become guide dogs

We often take service animals for granted, yet there are countless people in the world who rely upon them.

Yet performing the role of a guide dog requires rigorous effort, and getting them to a point where they can keep their humans safe takes many months of gruelling training. If you're curious about how puppies end up as guide dogs, then we have the perfect documentary for you to watch.

Check out the trailer for Pick of the Litter below: 

Netflix has just added a new non-fiction movie to its library, entitled Pick of the Litter. Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, the film is a candid look at how five puppies, Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil, are taught to become seeing-eye dogs.

The documentary's official synopsis states: "Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm."

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It continues: "Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter."

If you're after what's sure to be an emotional, life-affirming watch, Pick of the Litter could be your perfect choice. The Guardian writes;

"Cuteness levels regularly exceed safe norms during this heartwarming “dogumentary” as five labrador puppies – Potomac, Patriot, Poppy, Phil and Primrose – are put into training to become guide dogs for the blind."

So if you're a bored dog-lover looking for something to watch, then you could do worse than watch this movie. Personally, I think it looks utterly adorable.