[nagdu] blazing trails with tails.
carcione at access.net
Mon Jul 22 17:40:59 UTC 2013
I agree with Shanna. If I want to explore and go new places, getting lost
happens. The important thing is to have the skills to get unlost, and not
to get all anxious when I do get lost.
I do get worried when I get lost and seem to be stuck by a highway or
getting out of the subway, but I try to take a deep breath, listen up for
anyone who might help, and use my ears and my brain to figure it out. And
listen to my dog, if he has ideas, or says some direction is not safe. It
can be an interesting challenge, and it definitely strengthens my bond
with my dog.
> Hi Dan,
> I think, for me personally, that getting sighted help with every single
> new route is not very practical. I do get a couple of O&M sessions when I
> first move to a new city if I can, but otherwise I learn new routes by
> taking the dog, sometimes using a GPS, bringing a cane, and just doing it.
> I have gotten very lost a few times, but since I have the skills to get
> myself unlost again, I actually don't mind too much. Getting lost can
> actually teach me some valuable things about the area I'm travelling in
> most of the time.
> I think it's fine to learn routes with just you and the dog, but I would
> advise carrying a folding cane with you in case you need it to figure out
> stuff about the environment that your dog can't help with for whatever
> Shanna with Diamond
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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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