[nagdu] Running with your guide?
danielleburton94 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 11:59:48 UTC 2014
Raven, you got your pup from GEB as well. Did they used to do leash guiding or did you teach him to? Just curious. I would like to run at some point with my girl but I'm not sure how to go about that either.
Danielle and Willa
> On Sep 22, 2014, at 5:39 AM, Raven Tolliver via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I go on jogs with the Golden Guy just on leash. But this dog is a pro
> at leash-guiding, meaning that even out of harness, he does his
> damnedest to keep me from running into anything. He has even gone so
> far as to body block to keep me from running into something. Jogging
> works better for us because there is a constant pull on the leash, and
> time enough for my reaction to his signals to move over around
> I personally would not use the conventional guide harness for running.
> Some people do, and that is fine. But these harnesses definitely don't
> allow for full range of motion. I imagine it's almost like running
> with a backpack on.
>> On 9/21/14, Daryl Marie via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I know a few months back a couple people posted on this topic, but I don't
>> have the time or inclination to go digging. LOL
>> I am doing a fundraising run next weekend to support our provincial blind
>> sports organization, and I often get asked if Jenny is running with me.
>> Knowing Jenny as I do I know that in the future this is something she would
>> quite possibly REALLY like to do, but at this time I haven't been able to
>> work with her on this. So while I am running, my husband (who is doing the
>> walk) is going to take her on a nice long 3.5K walk!
>> For those who have run/jogged with your dogs, what do you do? Like, are they
>> just on-leash, or in harnesses? What kind of harness do you use? I think I
>> remember that the traditional guide dog harness with the belly strap isn't
>> good for their shoulders to run with. I know Julie J. makes harnesses, but
>> does anyone use commercial harnesses?
>> Very curious!
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