Watch a Guide Dog in Training Get Schooled by Pluto at Disneyland

guide dog meets pluto at disneyland

Ace, a young pup being trained to be a guide dog, got an obedience lesson from a very famous dog during a December visit to Disneyland.

In a viral video with nearly 10.7 million views as of this afternoon, Ace can be seen assuming the down position at Pluto’s command.


“We went to Disneyland for a few hours as a socialization experience,” Sandy Steinblums, who raised Ace as a volunteer with Guide Dogs of America, wrote on Facebook. “What you didn’t see AFTER the 14-15 second video where he settled in a DOWN was his DOWN/STAY for a few minutes while Pluto tried to break his stay.”

Steinblums was too far away from Ace “to do a proper correction, but golly-be….he responded anyway,” she wrote.

Ace began his formal training at the end of January. It will take six to nine months of working with licensed trainers before he’s ready to graduate and become someone’s guide dog.

“That is my boy and I am proud of him, and love the Disney characters for being so kind and helpful!” Steinblums wrote.

Photo via Facebook

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!