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guide dog in high school

so im going back 2 scool in a week or so w/ my dog kylee. i talked 2 the principal last year and informed him that there would b a dog coming 2 school. he seemed reluctant 2 let me in but i guess he looked up my rights or something bcuz when i saw him a few weeks ago he was a little quieter. however, one thing im seriously worried about is the other kids in the school teasing her trying 2 pet her and all that. i asked him if i could get up in front of the school at the first day of school and explain the rules, and get his backing about disaplining anyone who messes with us. he most definately didnt say yes but he didnt say no. either. im not his equal in the school system and the other students think its fun 2 mess w/ me. i cant just go up 2 the principal and tell him 2 dasiplin them but i cannot have kids trying 2 pet and feed kylee. wat should i do?

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Alana, do you watch South Park? Lol


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One things for sure if you go private trainer you can't be turned down and your in a class of your own and you can pick the tasks if you need more than standard guide work


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I should try the private trainer route.


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its okay you asking about my other disabilities i don't mind and thanks for telling me what leader blind is and when i said school i meant trainers. i have a seizure disorder that is very random i never know when it is going to strike next. Along with a few other neurological disorders we are still trying to figure out these days as well as a few others. Most of the guide schools when i called them i got turned down before i could send in my application and nothing i have is terminal so i decided to go the private trainer route and I'll have Maggie by next semester if not before so. What breed is Kylee?


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hi, do u mean with my highschool or with the dog trainers? leaderdog trains guides for def blind by the way. if you dont mind me asking, what r ur other disabilities? if u dont want 2 answer me thats fine i was just curious


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I'm a sophomore. Maggie isn't coming to me from a school like most she's coming threw a private trainer in my area due to other disabilities its difficult to find a school that will train a guide for more but it works.
They will probably slack off on the petting angle.
Please tell me of your experiences and how to deal with them i need all the help i can get here's a site that has some service and guide supplies on it is designed with Zoomtext
http://www.servicedoghouse.com/ServiceDogAccessori...


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really? i was there in june, i dont think that i met anyone near to my age though. were u there after the 24th or something? thats when i left. also, i am the upper classman this year, but not within the senior class. i baught a dont pet me sign but so far people have either ignored it, or read it after they pet her. if anyone puts gum in kylees fur im gonna kick them sqwaa in the ****. anyways, i dont start school 4 a few days but il try up advice. i hope it works. btw, wat grade r u in?


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hi
I'm getting a guide trained and going to take her to school soon too. i know your worries. one thing i think you should do is ask your principal to have the teachers keep and eye out for ya that's what they are doing for me right now with my cane(I'm the only visually impaired kid in my school) you might want to run your hands threw her fur quite often to be sure some one doesn't put gum in her fur to get it out early save matting. you might want to get a harness sleeve that says don't touch. Maybe if not the whole school maybe you could talk in front of your classes. If you have some friends that are upper clansmen and are the newspaper basically i imagine you will only have to deal with it a few weeks. Lunch may be your biggest problem. I hope that helps tell me how that helps and keep me posted i need to know myself for my guide Maggie I'm getting this year. if your schools anything like mine it will work out in the end


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I'm waiting until I get out of high school to get a guide dog, that way I won't have to deal with all the students at school trying to pet my dog or anything. Also I think I'll really want a guide dog, I went to Leader Dogs for the Blind in June for the Trekker training camp and we spent two days with dogs that were going to the next class. I didn't want to leave my dog and I had so much enjoyment and fun letting her help me and taking care of her. I think having a guide would be a little bit easier than a cane, because she can detect more than a cane does.


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ya thats kind of the last resort for me. id like it if the teachers and staff liked me. btw u guys rock


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That is true, but I was thinking of a friendlier approach. Keep us all informed on how it goes at school. I think being pro-active is smart, you have tried the right way. I think being nice and educational about it. I am sure it will work out fine.

You will make it work!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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there r laws that prevent the school from keeping me out due 2 kylee, and if they thied it theyd b hit with a law sute so big they wouldnt know wat hit them.


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I would ask the school for advice, as well as contact some guide dog user groups.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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This is exactly why I wasn't allowed to have a guide dog. Maybe you should just take a cane.


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Will i think you have a good idea with them getting in trubble if they bother the dog but any way good luck and thank you for your coment.


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