[nagdu] The Follow Command

Buddy Brannan buddy at brannan.name
Thu Sep 12 15:11:52 UTC 2013

Yeah, I was kind of puzzled by that too. I didm’t see any ugly in Nicole’s message either. 
Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY

On Sep 12, 2013, at 10:07 AM, Nicole Torcolini at Home <ntorcolini at wavecable.com> wrote:

> Are you saying that I was being ugly about it?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 12, 2013, at 5:19 AM, "Star Gazer" <pickrellrebecca at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, it does. You can disagree and that's fine. The person starting this
> thread asked a question and I gave my opinion. 
> You don't have to agree. You also don't have to be ugly about it. 
> We all have different things we like or don't like and following was one of
> the things I just didn't like for a bunch of reasons.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Nicole Torcolini
> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:52 PM
> To: 'NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users'
> Subject: Re: [nagdu] The Follow Command
> Sheesh, does it really bother you that much? I use both methods of people
> giving me directions and following, with which one I use at the time
> depending on the situation. For me, there are some situations in which it
> just is not practical for someone to tell me every turn, especially if it is
> really noisy or in a big space, such as an airport, where there are a lot of
> people and not really defined paths. If it is just me and the person whom
> Lexia is following, that person usually talks to me periodically. Also, I
> have enough vision  to kind of tell if I think that Lexia is starting to get
> too far behind. I ask the person to slow down or wait if I think we are
> falling behind. In cases where ther is at least one more person, there will
> be someone behind me that can watch.
> Yes, I do sometimes have trouble with Lexia not guiding well, such as not
> stopping for stairs, when following, but I usually handle it the same way
> that I would handle it otherwise, and I also ask the person leading to pause
> at stairs, which usually makes Lexia less likely to mess up.
> The best method that I have found for keeping Lexia from passing the person
> she is following is to have the person walk on the left. Yes, I know that it
> goes against traffic, but, in some situations, there is so much chaos that
> no one really notices. Otherwise, Lexia tends to vere off to the left and
> pull up beside the person. I also find that holding the leash in my right
> hand if I can helps her not vere left.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Star Gazer
> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:09 AM
> To: 'NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users'
> Subject: Re: [nagdu] The Follow Command
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