Human Partners

McDaniel, Melissa
January 2005
Guide Dogs (1-59716-013-X);2005, p18
The article presents information on the human partners of guide dogs. A blind person who gets a guide dog lives at the dog school for about a month to be trained. Ways of giving commands are learned by each blind person and practices for a few days on a trainer pretending to be a dog. The dog and the blind share a room at the school and become friends and study about each other. Riding buses and finding checkout counter in stores are being practiced by the partners.


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