[nagdu] Choosing best guide dog school

Cindy Ray cindyray at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 19:38:45 UTC 2013

What do you want in a guide dog school. Most of them do a good job of training, but you need to align the school to the best of your ability with your blindness philosophy. My big sticking point is if I can have immediate ownership. If I am able to have a dog, then I should be able to own it outright.
I want to know that if I want to play the organ, they think I'm good enough to be given the key to unlock it.
I want to know that they will allow me to monitor my own sugars if I am diabetic.
I want to know they will help me with trouble shooting after I leave, but I don't want them showing up unannounced or whether I like it or not. And I do not want a graduation exercise where the dog's puppy raiser was in attendance, whether they are just there or whether they symbolically turn the dog over to me. I would like to know who raised my pup so that I could write a personal thank you without it going back to the school for them to do so, but that part isn't a deal breaker for me. I think those of us who attended schools often have a loyalty to one, though many people do try out several. Oh, I guess, too, that some have breeds that others don't, and you have to determine whether your preference is at home training exclusively or going to the location.

Cindy Lou

On Jul 12, 2013, at 1:53 PM, Jeff Lucas <jeffalucas89 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> This is Jeff looking to get a guide dog ,looking for some of the best schools and the ones not to go to thank you.  Email me jeffalucas89 at yahoo.com
> God bless from Jeff! 
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