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

Sean Robertson sprobertson0871 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 20:51:54 UTC 2014

Candy welcome to the list. My name is Sean, I liv in a rural part of the 
country too. And I had two guide dogs so far. I'm soon to get my third dog.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Candy Berg via nagdu" <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
To: <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 2:14 PM
Subject: [nagdu] Seeking information,new member interested in getting a dog 

> 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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