[nagdu] blazing trails with tails.
Larry D. Keeler
lkeeler at comcast.net
Sun Jul 21 02:36:05 UTC 2013
Cindy, its also fun to get a group of folks who want to learn to get around
as well. Then, if you get lost it can be quite fun!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cindy Ray" <cindyray at gmail.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
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Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] blazing trails with tails.
> It isn't always an option to get sighted help. There are times when it is
> helpful, though, because they can more readily explain to you very
> complicated intersections. The dog may learn it faster, too, if you are
> able to pattern it without having to do multiple c hoice. But still, the
> way I always learn new surroundings is start small and gradually work my
> way to Point B from Point A. If I can get good instructions, so much the
> better. Then, after I've learned the route I am using, I branch out to
> something else. I did have someone come and help me in Leon a little when
> I was in Leon, Iowa, because it was a little bit country there. I did not
> do that here, except I was having problems with a new dog I got once and
> so I had my rehab counselor come help me with it.
> On Jul 20, 2013, at 8:37 PM, "daniel" <gutz2020 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey guys, as yall know I'm going to be moving to a new town for college
>> quite soon. While I was in training (I can't remember if it was an
>> instructor or not) someone off-handedly said something like, always have
>> sighted person help you on a new route or something.I've always been a
>> really independent person trying new routes and what not. I can
>> getting some orientation help in a new place but for everything? How do
>> feel about going new places without an advanced orientation session or
>> Do yall usually stick to a preplanned set of routes or do yall sometimes
>> new places just for the heck of it? I'm asking this from a dog users
>> perspective, how does your dog react on a new route or a place, and
>> especially if any of yall have moved to a new city or home, how did yall
>> used to the new surroundings?
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