SCOTT KEELER | Times
Southeastern Guide Dogs graduate Stacey Landau, left, of Cape Coral holds her framed diploma while by her Labrador guide, Hank, gives it a lick of approval on Thursday at the end of the school's graduation ceremony at the Hilton St. Petersburg. On the right is graduate Dottie Langham of Chatsworth, Ga., with her Labrador guide, Sarah. Nine visually impaired students and their dogs completed a 26-day program where participants gained confidence navigating streets, stairs and other public places. Southeastern has eight graduations per year around the Tampa Bay area.