[nagdu] Anxiety-producing behaviors

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Thu Aug 27 13:54:04 UTC 2015

If these are new behaviors then I think he is telling you he doesn't
want to work any more.

On 8/27/15, Cindy Ray via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Well, here goes. I have told you all that Fisher has a tendency to bark at
> other dogs and lunge until he has sniffed and gotten to know them. That
> apparently is more toward male than female, which makes some sense. But he
> is doing some other things that are a little alarming. He is nine, and he
> doesn't get lots of work, so I am just not sure what to think, but I had
> another dog who was a really good dog doing some of these things, and they
> were indicative of her need to retire.
> 1.       Thre is the dog thing. He is slightly more easily controlled with
> the GL on.
> 2.        When we are walking he burys his nose in things off the side to
> sniff. It is sometimes, fairly frequently really, hard to get him loose.
> Occasionally, of course, he is looking to go urinate, but mostly that's not
> the case.
> 3.       I have developed a fear of crossing busy streets because of the
> dog
> issue. I didn't realize it before, but I do really think it is true. So
> yesterday my IL teacher and I decided to walk and I decided to use him. We
> went down to the dreaded busy street. Fisher was everywhere. He went behind
> me; he was off to the side; he was just squirrely. I am just thinking I may
> call my school and have a little chat about it.
> Cindy Lou Ray
> cindyray at gmail.com <mailto:cindyray at gmail.com>
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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