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By Matt Murray

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

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.

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