Guide Dog Etiquette
Guide Dogs & Their Owners A guide dog is a highly trained dog that acts as a mobility aid to blind and visually impaired people. It provides not only mobility but gives freedom and independ...
Guide Dogs & Their Owners
A guide dog is a highly trained dog that acts as a mobility aid to blind and visually impaired people. It provides not only mobility but gives freedom and independence as well as being a faithful and loving companion.
With the increased mobility and independence gained through the use of a guide dog, the confidence of the blind or visually impaired person soars.
Well trained guide dogs are intelligent, alert, and always willing to serve. Amongst other things a guide dog is taught to:
Matching the correct dog with the correct owner takes skill and experience. The ownerís length of stride, height and lifestyle all contribute to the type of guide dog they will be matched with. Dog and owner will spend up to four weeks of intensive training together until they qualify together. The visually-impaired owner often pays only a token 50p for their dog. The guide dog is then awarded a white or yellow harness.
Some Doís & Donítís When Meeting A guide Dog
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin is a Disability Discrimination Act Access Auditor in the UK.