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Guide Dogs

Hi there,

It seems like sope people here are curious about guide dogs. I thought that since I ha( one I may be able to answer some questions. That's what this thread is for. Anyone, ask anything, preferably about guide dogs though. :)

Neuron

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Yeah no people food or anytgng like that.


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Getting a Guide dog is not taking the easy way out. You will be responsible for the dog. Feeding it, grooming it, playing with it, etc. i have one too, I have had her for six months now.
Guide Dogs have strict diets, no table scraps for them...Shouldn't let them eat what's on your plate when you are hungry, no ice cream ;) lol
They have strict Diets because they need to be in tip top shape so they can guide us. We have a certain weight range we have to keep them in. If we don't it will affect how they work and put added stress on their body. They eat dog food nothing special :)


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How strict if a guide dog's diet?


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Hey, I have been encouraged by my mobility in/ructor to get a guide dog, but I do knot want to get one because it makes me feel like I am taking the easy way out.
Do you know the crateria to get a guide dog is? Also, what going threw guide dog scool or rather the process of getting one was like?
Thank you.


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It would probably depend on the personality of the dog.


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I think that all depends, I know a situation when a dog guide user was mugged, the dog did not get involved. The user was pretty badly beaten up. The dog comforted the user or huddled with him and licked his wounds.

I know plenty that are protective of their user, but some are not.

Basically, it depends.

Joe S.
AFB Staff


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What are some example of kylee being protective of you?


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Yes, to a certain degree. If a dog is too protective others may proseeve them as threatening, and that isn't good. Guide dog teems are ambasetors for the indevidual school and a threatening dog would reflect badly on that school. However, most dogs bond to their owner and do become somewhat protective.

Neuron


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Are guide dogs protective of their owners?


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