Monthly Archives: November 2009

Guide Dog Training Day 8 – A Full On Day

Its 9:30 in the evening now and we finished working about half an hour ago. Its been a long, fairly mixed day today. Our first walk was around North Sherwood Street in Nottingham with some busier conditions for the dogs … Continue reading

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Am I One of a Dying Breed?

I am increasingly more and more concerned about the emphasis that seems to be put upon blind and partially sighted people these days that we need sighted assistance in order to live our lives to the full. I can honestly … Continue reading

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Guide dog Training Day 7 – Rain, Rain and More Rain!

Got absolutely soaked first thing this morning when most self-respecting folk were still in their beds! Did a straight walk up Mansfield Road with lots of traffic, surface water and spray. Jasmine didn’t seem perturbed by it at all which … Continue reading

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Park Inn, Nottingham – complete rip-off

I hate this hotel. I would never, ever recommend it to anyone. In my opinion, it has all the comforts of a Travel Lodge and the food is mediocre pub food at posh restaurant prices. A three-course meal for two … Continue reading

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Guide Dog Training Day6 – Flying Solo

I didn’t write my update last night as my partner came to visit me so we had the chance to have a meal together and catch up. More about the meal in a separate entry. Yesterday morning we walked along … Continue reading

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Guide dog Training Day 5 – Obstacles

As far as guide dog work goes, today has been a good one. Jasmine was very responsive to me and I felt she was really tuned into me. We did some obstacle work this afternoon and she is a lovely … Continue reading

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Guide Dog Training Day 4 – Progressing

today has been a fairly uneventful day as far as the training is concerned. We have done two walks, including right and left turns, road crossings and sitting and standing to command whilst on the move. Jasmine is a very … Continue reading

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