[nagdu] Dixie, person would like to join FDGF-Friends.
blind411 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 20 15:08:42 UTC 2011
To the best of my knowledge, Dixie is not on the NAGDU list!
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From: "Artie." <anolden at tampabay.rr.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
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Subject: [nagdu] Dixie, person would like to join FDGF-Friends.
> Hi Dixie.
> reinhard stebner would like to join the FGDF-Friends list.
> cc: reinhard stebner
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> From: "reinhard stebner" <rwstebner at aol.com>
> To: <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:40 AM
> Subject: [nagdu] fidelco guide dogs, what do you think of this
> Good day to you,
> I just joined this list in hopes of getting opinions of Fidelco guide >
> 1) What have you thought about Fidelco dogs? I recently say a Braille
> monitor article about one users bad experience with Fidelco. I had
>> applied for a dog from them in February and was just approved to get a
>> guide from them. After reading the article, I have doubts if I have
>> made the correct decision with attending this guide school.
>> 2) All of the dogs that I have seen from this school have been very
>> well trained and respond well to their handlers. I wanted a German
>> Shepherd and did not have time to go to a traditional school. I have
>> had poor matches from other schools and wanted to give a smaller school a
> Any constructive feedback is welcome about guide dogs schools. I want to
> make sure I am making the best possible decision and not have issues with
> he school.
> I know people with Fidelco guides, I hang out in the group where they
> do, and my guide is from the Guide Dog Foundation on Long Island.
> So, you saw one item about a Fidelco guide that is less than
> satisfactory. One? I got a guide dog from Southeastern in Florida 11
> years ago; a dog that admittedly should not have been issued to be a
> service dog; and was early-retired. My second guide from SEGDI was
> fantastic! My GDF guide is super fantastic, as is my S-O's Goldador from
> GDF, which is her sixth guide since high school; first from GDF.
> Poor matches happen everywhere. It's part of life. I'd seen
> mis-matches get corrected with SEGDI handlers. No school never has a
> One reason I applied to GDF was that I spent my life and career on "the
> Island". It's my old stomping grounds.
> I'd suppose that there are Fidelco handlers here in the NAGDU list. I
> can put the word out in the group where they hang their hats, if you'd
> Artie and GDF Golden guide dog JJ by the Gulf,
> west central Florida.
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