[nabs-l] update on dog training career. need help!

Joe Orozco jsorozco at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 13:02:41 UTC 2010

Have you contacted someone at the Guide Dogs for the Blind?  I thought they
were among one of the first schools to experiment with blind instructors on
their campus, but I could be wrong.  For this issue, I think going with the
ACB's guide dog division would be a good idea.  I don't like directly
pitting one group over the other, but I've seen some good things come out of
that organization.


"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."--Sam Ewing 

-----Original Message-----
From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org 
[mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Valerie Gibson
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 1:17 AM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: [nabs-l] update on dog training career. need help!

If anyone hasnt' followed up on what i'm trying to do, i'll 
start by giving a brief intro.

I'm tryingto get into a program that would allow me to become a 
dog trainer The school is based on California, but students can 
work from home with the aid of a teacher and people in the 
area.  I guess it's like a distance learning program.  I would 
not know however as they will not send me imformation or allow 
me to enroll inthe program as they said i do not meet their 
physical requirements.  That is, i do not have a vusual equity 
of 150 feet.

I was suggested to email back and ask in what way this 
requirement would be needed.  Here's the email i got:
Unfortunately, ABC is unable to make exceptions to the physical 
requirements necessary to enter the program. They have been set 
by the state of California to keep you safe while you are in 
the program. You would be training dogs in group sessions or in 
a clients home and it would be imperative that you be able to 
see dogs approaching you that may be aggressive or confrontational.

If anyone has any imformation on how i could fight this, or if 
i should just call it a loss, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your responces to my last email. 
Look forward to hearing from you.

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