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its my husband... HELP.

My husband is blind and wants a guide dog. How do we go about getting him one?

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Re: its my husband... HELP.

Check into which guide dog schools he is interested in, and start e-mailing them to find out what their requirements are. Schools have different requirements and different expectations, but they will need forms filled in. For sure your doctor and your O&M instructor will have to fill in some parts of the form.

Additionally, talk to his O&M instructor regarding his training. To use a guide dog, you need to have better skills than with a cane, because you would have much less information coming in (no cane to tactilly feel).

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