Murphy, the Guide Dog in Training at the Kittle House

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Meet Murphy! Like any 3-week-old puppy he is soft, sweet, silly and just about the cutest thing ever. But behind this precious exterior is a little dog learning to take on a big responsibility.

Murphy is in training at Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York, to become a guide dog to a blind or visually impaired person.

While he has a packed schedule already, this little pup has agreed to let People Pets follow his 16 month journey from squirmy newborn to graduated guide dog, which means you will be seeing a lot more of this fuzzy face on People.com. Murphy is going to be making regular visits to the PEOPLE offices to show off his training, answer reader questions and receive snuggles from the staff — a vital part of guide dog socialization. He will also be sending in exclusive updates on all the fascinating and important tricks, skills and duties he is learning at the Guiding Eyes campus.

Read more about Murphy here!