[nagdu] Introduction Re: Canes With Dogs

Cindy Ray cindyray at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 12:32:11 UTC 2011

Maria, nice to meet you here and congratulations on that degree. In our training, we were actually taught very little using the cane and dog together, and that evolved over the years. The only time we did that was when we were doing country work, that is, walking along a road with no walks and needing to stay close to the edge. I used a regular long cane for t his, but it was a folding one. At church when I am reading the lectionary or playing the organ, or in the case of the memorial I did last Saturday where I played and led the service, I put my dog at rest and use the cane for the purpose of gracefully moving from one place to the other. If the dog just got settled in and I want to take him there, he acts like, "What da heck you coin? I just got comfortable."

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