Laker is now a two-year-old Golden Retriever. He lived with the Cufr family, his foster family, while learning basic obedience and, most importantly, socialization skills to prepare him to become a Seeing Eye dog. It was important for him to become used to crowds, traffic and other distractions to help him learn to focus. In June 2003, he returned to Leader Dogs for the Blind to continue his training and, if successful, be placed with an unsighted companion for life. For more information about the Leader Dogs for the Blind see http://www.leaderdog.org/home.html.