This black lab puppy is 5 months old. He'll be with his foster hoomans for 15 months. They've fostered prior guide dogs. He must go everywhere so he becomes used to the world--all noises & smells on streets, subways, planes, taxis, elevators, hospitals, animals, other hoomans & so much more. Then he'll go to Guide Dog School where he'll be trained to assist & protect his blind hooman in ALL situations. Part of the training was 'intelligent disobedience' also known as the dogs using their judgement/reasoning powers. You might want to read the book to understand.