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

Valerie Gibson valandkayla at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 05:31:38 UTC 2010

I also do not agree with cuting my losses to this school, simply bcause of the aftermath, for a couple of reasons.

1.  I've looked into other dog training schools, and this one seems to be the best. it offers hands-on training over a lot of subjects related to dog training as well as dog care such as neutrition, health problems in breeds, etc.

2.  If i asked a sighted person to find a carreer that they liked, then find a school that would help them achieve that job, then told them, "now take that school, and forget about it. find the second best.", they would most likely tell me to take a long walk off of a short peer.

Sighted people have professors that may not like them in universities, and that does not mean that they should switch classes.  

Even after my schooling, i'm going to be faced with people who do not approve of my job vhoice, and even more who will not allow me to train their dogs due to blindness. I might as well get used to it.

I am going into the school to gain the knowledge and foundation that i need to become a successful dog trainer, and i'm not asking anyone to like me for it.
On Aug 14, 2010, at 8:49 PM, Joe Orozco wrote:

> Mark,
> I don't know that I completely agree with finding another school that might
> be more welcoming and allowing actions to speak for themselves.  It's a good
> thought if only because it will move along Valerie's career, but not
> fighting it simply because a victory might expose her to an awkward
> environment afterward is not good enough to let it go.  A few years ago I
> sued a Chinese bus carrier after they gave me a hard time about my guide dog
> on what became three consecutive occasions.  On the first two occasions the
> situation became a nuisance involving the police.  I fought it and
> successfully took my trips to and from New York from DC, but the traveling
> consisted of a lot of dirty looks and hateful muttering.  On the third
> attempt I was not even allowed to board the bus, but by then the case was
> already well on its way to federal court.  My point is that the current
> school will not learn from Valerie going away.  Finding another school while
> still pursuing action with the current campus is one option, but I hope
> something will become of this situation.  I do not know Valerie personally.
> I assume she meets all the other qualifications associated with enrollment
> and that the only reason enrollment is being denied is that she cannot see.
> If so, it's an issue that needs to be rectified if for no other reason than
> that the opportunity needs to exist for future blind applicants.  I don't
> know if my friendly little bus people would allow people to board their
> buses with service animals these days, but I know they'll at least think
> twice before saying "no."
> Best,
> Joe
> "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 
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