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  1. Visiting the vets with a guide dog

  2. "She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.

    A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...

  3. Southeastern Guide Dogs

    Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains dogs of the highest pedigree for people who are blind and for veterans.All of...

  4. Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Fanglin Chao

    The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...

  5. Understanding Guide Dog Team Interactions: Design Opportunities to Support Work and Play

    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Hauser, Ron Wakkary, Carman Neustaedter

    The visually impaired have been a longstanding and wellrecognized user group addressed in the field of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI). Recently, the study of sighted dog owners and their pets has gained interest in HCI. Despite this, there is a noticeable gap in the field with regards to...

  6. Humane education for students with visual impairments: Learning about working dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Bruce, Susan M., Feinstein, Jennie Dapice, Kennedy, Meghan C., Liu, Ming

  7. How does a dog attack on a guide dog affect the wellbeing of a guide dog owner?

    | Contributor(s):: Marquès-Brocksopp, Lorna

  8. Dog team walking: inter-corporeal identities, blindness and reciprocal guiding

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew, Stevenson

  9. KSDS Inc. Assistance Dogs

    KSDS specializes in promoting independence and inclusion of individuals who are visually impaired or physically disabled, by providing highly-trained canine assistance and support. We also provide social dogs for professionals who need canine assistance in their specialty. KSDS is...

  10. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

    Lions Foundation of Canada mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost. To do this, the Foundation operates Dog Guides Canada, a preeminent national training school and charity that assists individuals with disabilities through...

  11. Guide Dogs of Texas

    Guide Dogs of Texas provides guide dogs to visually impaired Texans as well as offering unique client services such as specialized matching, training and follow-up. Each of the dogs is specially bred, raised and trained.

  12. Guide Dogs of America

    Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada.

  13. Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc

    Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or with other special needs.

  14. Freedom Guide Dogs

    Our Mission: Freedom Guide Dogs is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization based in Upstate New York, which breeds, raises, trains and places guide dogs with the blind and visually impaired through a distinctive program called Hometown Training. Freedom Guide Dogs' services are available to people in...

  15. Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc

    •The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality guide dogs. •We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Bloomfield, CT. We breed, train and place our own, unique type of...

  16. Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.

    Eye Dog Foundation was organized as a non-profit corporation in 1952. Ever since that time, it has been dedicated to giving guide dogs to the blind and the visually impaired at absolutely no cost to them. Our German Shepherd dogs have been assisting blind individuals all over the world with their...

  17. The Seeing Eye

    The Seeing Eye is a philanthropic organization whose mission is: To enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye: Breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs (or obtains them...

  18. Leader Dogs for the Blind

    Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 clients attend our 26-day residential training program to be...

  19. Guide Dogs for the Blind

    We create a truly unique partnership between two beings. A collaboration that enhances the individual potential of each partner. Where the dog and the person have better lives together than either would have apart.Our unique program is equal parts match-making, intensive training, and lifetime...

  20. Does your practice allow dogs?