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Milestones and puppy jackets: Catch up on Wrangler's big week

TODAY's "puppy with a purpose" took a major step toward his ultimate goal of becoming a guide dog this week!

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Watch Wrangler mark a major milestone

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Wrangler earned his "puppy jacket," which means he passed his first "Walk and Talk," a test designed to measure his progress toward becoming a guide dog.

The puppy jacket allows Wrangler to become an ambassador for Guiding Eyes and also familiarizes him with the sensation of wearing something on his body similar to the harness he would wear as a guide dog.

And what better way to celebrate the big week than playing a little tug-of-war with his BFF Matt.

@MattLauerNBC and @WranglerTODAY had some bonding time in the studio today. #TODAYShow

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This story was originally published on March 13 at 1:30 p.m.

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