[nagdu] Seeking information, new member interested in getting a dog guide
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Sun Jul 6 19:05:49 UTC 2014
The schools usually send their contracts to the students upon
acceptance into the program. You could ask those programs you are
interested in for their contracts.
If you are trying to figure out which programs you are interested in,
simply browse different schools' websites to see what aspects and
services they offer.
On 7/6/14, Helga Schreiber via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all!! I just wanted to ask you, where do I find the Guide Dog School
> contract in ordr for me to check what kind of service do I prefer of a
> school? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks and God bless!! :)
> Helga Schreiber
> Fundraiser Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Delta Iota chapter
> Member of National Federation of the Blind and Florida Association of Blind
> And member of The International Networkers Team (INT)
> Phone: (561) 706-5950 Email: helga.schreiber26 at gmail.com
> Skype: helga.schreiber26
> "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
> believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jul 6, 2014, at 12:19 PM, matthew dyer vinux laptop via nagdu
>> <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi Candy.
>> Welcome rto the list. My name is Matthhew from columbus ohio. I am working
>> my first gguide dog name/dI /zzy. She is a 3 year old black lab and she is
>> a good wotthewrker. I hope you find a good school that will soot you
>>> On 07/05/2014 02:40 PM, Larry D Keeler via nagdu wrote:
>>> Well Candy, in my experience a guide dog can be a great thing! I live in
>>> Ann Arbor and am working my first guide. I didn't decide to get her until
>>> I hit my fortiendy.
>>> s. I have been totally blind for most of my life. I live in the city and
>>> guide dogs work well in the city or in the country. A few things to
>>> remember. First, when chosing a school, ask a lot of questions and look
>>> at all of the school contracts. Also, some schools like Pilot, the one I
>>> got my dog from offer different breeds than some other schools. Make sure
>>> that the school has what you want. Having pet dogs doesn't mean you can't
>>> also have a guide dog. When I braught Holly home, I also had a little
>>> goofy dog. They had a little bit of a shaky start, about an hour and now
>>> get along great! I take both out for relief together. Of course, having a
>>> guide dog is like having a pet but with more responsibility. You have to
>>> make sure that they don't go potty in public or eat off tables and keep
>>> them more groomed than you might your pet. This is because folks in
>>> school and on the job will look at both you and your dog. If you like to
>>> walk alot or go lots of places, your dog will love it as well! I use mine
>>> in the city, in the country and just about every public situation you can
>>> imagine! We've even been to see the mayor on a couple of occassions!
>>> There is a whole lot more to say so I'll let others on the list fill in
>>> more but lastly, don't plan on throwing out your cane! I use that thing
>>> when its to hot, cold, or just really difficult to bring your 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 guide
>>>> 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
>>>> I've always wondered about switching from cane travel to dog guided
>>>> but with school, busy career, etc., I never fully explored this option.
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> is a completely different relationship and responsibility. The other
>>>> I'm investigating dog guides at this time is that my last pet dog died
>>>> few months ago, so I don't have the issue of introducing a dog guide
>>>> a household with a pet already in residence.
>>>> I would appreciate anyone's input on my situation, including thoughts
>>>> schools; I'm especially interested in programs with some community
>>>> 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.
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