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Guide Dogs: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
Whether it’s avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps or negotiating traffic, a guide dog fosters independence for their handler. Guide dogs are among the most highly trained dogs in the world, performing tasks that require intensive standardized training, and are specifically trained to assist someone who is blind or partially sighted with mobility. In fact, guide dogs are the only service dogs trained to disobey their handler’s command if it will put their handler at risk. The safety of their handler is the guide dog’s number-one priority.
Join us for this free conference call hosted by Accessibility Services Canada and presented by the CNIB. During this call we will talk about some common questions:
- How are guide dogs trained?
- What are the rights and responsibilities of businesses?
- What are some guide dog etiquette tips?
- What happens if a dog fails the training?
- What happens when a guide dogs gets old?
Find out the answers to these and other commonly asked questions.
Presenter: Victoria Nolan, Head, Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement, CNIB Guide Dogs.