Why I defend owner trainers…..

blindhorsegirl

If you are part of the service dog world, or guide dog(it seems they still are separate from the rest)  you have heard of owner training. Some consider it only teaching the dog yourself, and feel it is also going through a private trainer. The fact is the ADA the governing law on the subject in the united states gives people a right to. Other countries do as well, and others do not.

Anyone who has ever dealt with the guide dog programs it is a fairly short time period to get a guide if you are legally blind and have had O&M training. A way to shorten the time is apply to many programs, and not be picky on sex or breed. It can take as little as three months the norm is six; being picky or needing a doodle or poodle can extend the time period.

That sounds…

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