[nagdu] Seeking information, new member interested in getting a dog guide

Alyssa alyssahenson95 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 19:52:02 UTC 2014

Hi Camdy and all. Yes, it is important to create a list of questions based on factors you feel are important. Examples include the school's ownership policy, training methods, financial support for vet expenses, and follow up from the program. Considering your busy lifestyle, I believe Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Guide Dog Foundation may be good choices for you.

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> On Jul 5, 2014, at 1:14 PM, Candy Berg via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I  just joined this mailing list in hopes of getting some information
> regarding dog guides and schools. I  am totally blind, been so all my life,
> I've always wondered about switching from cane travel to dog guided travel
> but with school, busy career, etc., I  never fully explored this option. I
> want to do so now. We live in a  rural area, so my travel needs don't
> involve heavy traffic situations, more open areas (rural roads and beaches)
> which seem to me would lend themselves particularly well to dog guided
> travel. I  love dogs and have always had them as pets; I  know a  dog guide
> is a  completely different relationship and responsibility. The other reason
> I'm investigating dog guides at this time is that my last pet dog died a
> few months ago, so I  don't have the issue of introducing a  dog guide into
> a  household with a  pet already in residence. 
> I would appreciate anyone's input on my situation, including thoughts about
> schools; I'm especially interested in programs with some community training
> element given the nature of where I  live and my travel needs. Any input
> would be welcome, or suggestions where I  might research all this further. I
> live in northern California. 
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Best,
> Candy 
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