[nagdu] Researching and applying to guide dog school

cape.amanda at gmail.com cape.amanda at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 22:16:51 UTC 2015

Hi David,
Did the two schools that you were accepted to have different o and m requirements? How did you decide between them once you were accepted at both?


> On Oct 26, 2015, at 5:10 PM, David via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Questions that were important to me were:
> How many trainees are assigned to your primary instructor?
> What is the length of the training?
> What is the reputation of the school?  (You'll have to do some homework on this one.)
> Can I talk to other handlers who have been trained at the school?
> How are the puppy raisers chosen?
> What training do puppy raisers receive?
> Is there an age cut-off?  (Some schools have both upper and lower limits, but even some of those are flexible at the high end depending upon physical condition.)
> Are visitors allowed during training?  If so, when?
> What are the policies about leaving the school area during training?
> Is transportation to and from the school provided?
> Is home based follow-up available to help with any new situations?
> I applied to three schools at the same time, but cancelled one application after being accepted at both of the others so that they did not have to spend money to send someone to evaluate me at home.
> Wishing you all the best on your new journey, Amanda,
> David and Claire Rose in Clearwater, FL
>> On 10/26/2015 1:15 PM, Amanda Cape via nagdu wrote:
>> Hello guide dog users,
>> I am beginning to look at different guide dog schools and will be applying shortly. Is there a list of questions i should be asking them? I have some of my own but am curious as to how you decide which ones to apply to and choose. Have you applied to more than one school at a time? Thanks.
>> Amanda
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