had the matching visit this afternoon with Jasmine, a black Lab who is about 27 kg. spent a bit of time getting to know her and asking a ton of questions before we went out for a walk.

Jasmine was obviously very distracted by her GDMI being on the left of her and at times this really put her off her work. However, she did show some good anticipation of obstacles and when she’s not excited she’s very obedient. the nice thing for me was that I was able to get her to respond to me with a bit of encouragement.

I think she’s going to need a bit of a steadying hand in the first few months or so as she’s full of enthusiasm. I asked the GDMI what really motivates her and was told willingness and a love of life and being out there! sounds promising to me.

So training starts on 23rd November.


About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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One Response to Jasmine

  1. fleurette67 says:

    All the best for you and Jasmine!
    Hi Mel! Although I have never had a guide dog yet myself, I can appreciate how hard it must be for you to change dogs, but it’s good to hear that you and your next dog, Jasmine, get on well, and that she started to obey you a bit even on her first attempt at working with you. I wish both you and her all the best for your upcoming training together next month.

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