[nagdu] Private guide dog trainer wanted
brh at opticinspiration.org
Sat Jul 6 04:47:08 UTC 2013
I was wondering if there is anyone on this list who is perhaps a
former or retired guide dog instructor for one of the schools who
could help me with my first owner-trained guide dog.
I've had a wonderful dog from one of the major schools for about 9
years now and he's certainly ready to trade in his harness for
smelling p-mail and other odiferous delights.
I've seen the hit or miss potential at the schools and the delays and
trade-offs with a "production dog" and would like to explore the idea
of a privately trained "custom" guide dog.
This would be in Manhattan primarily with a little country work and
other diversions as required. I'm good with the extra work and cost
it will take to do my own owner/private trained dog.
Ideally, we'd start with a pup at about 7 weeks but I'm open to the
idea of a well-adjusted and more easily "matched" adolescent.
As the availability of former or retired instructors is of general
interest to this group, I think it would be helpful to other folks if
you replied to my post in a general way and we can discuss details off-list.
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