[nagdu] blazing trails with tails.

JULIE PHILLIPSON jbrew48 at verizon.net
Wed Jul 24 17:05:38 UTC 2013

Get someone to help with the essentials IE how to get to the dining hall
and to your classes the first time but after that The only way you are
going to learn a new area is to just do it, after the first time it is no
longer new.  It's a good idea to have someone give you tips if possible but
don't be afraid to use the sighted public and ask questions.  If you are
looking for a specific address or a new bus stop and you hear someone
around ask them where you are or is this a bus stop?  If you always wait to
have someone else take you some places you are going to be waiting a long
time, and I for one am too impatient with people to do that.  Usually you
don't need an O and M instructor you already know how to travel safely.
What you do need is for anyone who happens to be sighted to let you know
what's around, I e stores and so on.  Just my two cents.

-----Original Message-----
From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of daniel
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:38 PM
To: NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users
Subject: [nagdu] blazing trails with tails.

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 a
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 understand
getting some orientation help in a new place but for everything? How do
yall 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 go
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
get used to the new surroundings?



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