Monday, December 3, 2012


Have you ever seen a blind person with a guide dog and wanted to know more about how they work together?  When you see a guide dog at work, you are watching a highly trained team.  Each partner's contribution is essential for independent travel.  As the head of the team, the blind person's role is to maintain control of the guide dog and to dirt the animal where the handler wants to go.  He or she does this by giving the dog directional commands such as "Forward," "Left," and "Right," which are sometimes accompanied by hand gestures.  the guide dog's role in this partnership is to obey these commands, except when to do so would place the team in danger.

The CSC Social Work Class 435 Presented "Be a Champ" to the kids.  They discussed how to act around someone who was blind.  We met their guide dogs and learned that when they are working we should not ask to pet them.  Teachers received some great resources to share later with the kids.  The kids were a great audience.  We are so proud of them.

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