A blind dog named Kellar, and who is presumably named after Helen Keller, can play fetch just about as good as any dog with normal sight.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, when police officers found a poor animal struggling in a mud bog they were shocked to find a dog who had been stuck for several days. The amazing rescue was caught on video.
A video called “Blind Kellar Plays Fetch” has gone viral in recent days and it does not take long to see why. Blind Kellar is an English Springer Spaniel who was born blind, but can still play fetch and run around the backyard with all of his other canine friends. Kellar has been with his adoptive family for three years and has learned to respond to over 200 words and phrases that allow him to find the ball with the help of his owners.
According to the description for the video that is above, Kellar has learned to play fetch in amazing way:
“Kellar was originally trained to play ball with the commands ‘hot’ and ‘cold’. We later added ‘warmer’, ‘passed it’, ‘left’ and ‘right’. The process took about a week for the basic commands.”
To put the intelligence of this dog in perspective, I have a mottled purebred dachshund named Jack Jack (who is named after the baby from The Incredibles) who loves playing fetch. But if Jack Jack loses sight of the ball he has trouble finding it in the tall grass because of his tiny legs and his lack of height. While our other dachshund named Trinity has learned to find things based upon voice commands and pointing, poor Jack Jack can’t seem to understand what we mean and we usually have to fetch the ball ourselves when it’s lost to him.
A second video was posted months later as a sequel, and showed off blind Kellar in much larger play environment:
“Another round of fetch with Blind Kellar – this time we’ve moved to a large field instead of the back yard. It’s also where we take him swimming, and those videos will be posted later.”
If anything, the blind Kellar video demonstrates that even a disabled dog can be perfectly happy and playful in a loving environment.