A blind dog is just as capable of walking around the neighborhood as is a pup with vision. Although a canine who has just lost their eyes may balk and show fear when out on a walk, there are simple steps and tips that can make the activity fun again. A pup who has been visionless for life will typically be willing to go wherever their trusted owner takes them. Don’t carry around a dog without eyes; let them be a dog, able to enjoy the senses of smell and sound as they explore the neighborhood.
Your dog may lack sight, but they can still fetch a toy and enjoy the game! Toys that are scented can provide stimulation both mentally and physically. You may need to lead your pup to the toy until they get used to the game, but once they catch on they will play again and again just as a sighted dog will.
As a pet parent of a dog with no eyes, remember that they are just like any other dog. They can have many years of navigating life with enthusiasm and interest in all they do. Be a willing and encouraging friend, including them in activities just as you would any canine companion. Whether born this way or newly without eyes, they will adjust and be happy to accompany you wherever you go!