|Nolte (Retired Guide Dog)|
Guide dog work- is a joyous- thing!
|Barked: Thu Dec 8, '05 9:06pm PST |
|Dogs that guide sight impaired people are called guide dogs, not seeing eye dogs. That's important to understand first and foremost.
There are no guide dog schools in Colorado, but there are more then a dozen guide dog organizations in the US that could be contacted and I'm sure you'd find someone willing to be interviewed.
My guide dogs have all come from Guiding Eyes for the Blind (Yorktown Hts NY) and The Seeing Eye (Morristown NJ). There are a few schools in California (Guide Dogs of American, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Guide Dogs of the Desert) and one in Arizona (Eye Dog Foundation). There is a school in Tx (Guide Dogs of Texas), Michigan (Leader Dogs), Ohio (Pilot Dogs), Conneticut (Fidelco Guide Dogs) and a couple others in NY (Upstate Guide Dogs and Guide Dog Foundation). There are a couple other smaller schools as well, but the top three schools are The Seeing Eye, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
You can go to any of the above organizations' web sites (do a Google search) and get contact info. Any school would be willing to discuss their programs and guide dogs in general.