[nagdu] Getting a Guide Dog
Larry D. Keeler
lkeeler at comcast.net
Thu Sep 26 17:08:16 UTC 2013
Rhonda, I'm not saying that Pilot is better than anyone else but in this
case, you're right. I live in the city and bus travel is second nature to
me! I'm always on the bus, on foot or in a cab. On the grooming issue,
different dogs need grooming more or less regularly. For example, Vesulas
maybe almost never need it. Well, except for there nails and whatever they
choose to roll in! Poodles will soon become big furry piles if not clipped.
They also gather things in the hair that you wouldn't believe! I give Holly
baths here when needed and brush her. But when she becomes too shaggy, its
off for a haircut and bath!
----- Original Message -----
From: "rhonda cruz" <rhondaprincess at gmail.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
<nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Getting a Guide Dog
> hi i love pilot dogs, for that reason larry.
> they work with others needs,
> i got a good dog out of there.
> On Sep 26, 2013, at 8:59 AM, Larry D. Keeler wrote:
>> Well, I do know that Leader has a number of mobility training programs.
>> Some also include cane travel. Like any other school, I've seen both good
>> and bad teams from them. I also know you have to take a bus into town to
>> do city work. One of the reasons I liked Pilot was you could do more
>> realistic work in the city. They were off the city bus route so you could
>> practice catching the bus and messing around downtown without waiting for
>> a van. We used the van for country work or in the beginning for work in
>> parks and such. By the end of class, folks were going in the van, on the
>> bus and working the neighborhood. Depending what folks needed to work on,
>> we could split up into smaller groups and work on it instead of making
>> the whole class work on the same stuff. Leader however, has a lot of
>> programs. Anywhere frome the summer camp for kids where they can try
>> using a dog to brush up programs for students who feel they need to
>> review techniques. I went to Pilot for the poodles! Otherwise, I probably
>> would have went to Leader. Notice the subject change! Dog Guide just
>> doesn't sound right to me! It might be just me but I like putting what
>> the dog does first.
>> Intelligence is always claimed but rarely proven!
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