BBC reporter Sean Dilley finally meets his new guide dogon January 5, 2024 at 12:34 pm

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Correspondent Sean Dilley has been getting to know his new guide dog, also called Shawn.

BBC correspondent Sean Dilley has been getting to know his new guide dog, also called Shawn. The pair have been learning to live together – walking, taking public transport, drinking coffee and even playing the guitar.

Sean, who was born with congenital blindness, has used guide dogs for the past 22 years.

His previous dog, Sammy, retired after eight years. Sean had to wait 16 months before his new guide dog arrived, during which he used a white cane.

“Spending time with Shawn is the best feeling in the world,” says Sean. “He is my independence and I have got my life back.”

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