[nagdu] Questions About Guide Dogs
tagriru at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 02:52:01 UTC 2011
Did you trained her yourself to find a push button? How do you know how to
train a dog, is it taught in a guide dog school? Is it the same training
algorithm for each task?
> My neighborhood is very walkable as well. My mobility is pretty good. I
> like working with my Holly for a few reasons. We can move really fast and
> not have to worry about bumping into anything. For instance, I have to
> transfer busses often. I try to run to catch the next bus and bump, bump,
> bump!! I would have to have a head like a musk ox to survive all of those
> posts I bump into. And a 30 foot cane to hit them in time to stop! I
> haven't hit 1 post with Holly! Also, Holly is just a great companion! I
> forgot, she also will go around those cars who insist on sticking out in
> stopped traffic and finding those curb cuts quickly. And she also finds
> the push button lights and now, the sheltered bus stops! I'm trying to
> think of a way she can find the bus stops that are not sheltered.
> Intelligence is always claimed but rarely proven!
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