On the 1st of October, it will be six months since Guide Dog Sienna entered my life! To mark the occasion, I will write a series of posts over the next few weeks explaining the difference working with a guide dog has made for me. It seems like a lifetime ago that Guide Dog Sienna... Continue Reading →
How I see it … Metal detecting?
Do people see what they expect rather than what is in front of them? Since becoming a Guide Dog handler about three months ago, my weekends usually include a trip to the beach. In doing this, my safety and ensuring Sienna has time to be a dog in her downtime are both important. Photo of... Continue Reading →
How I see it … scary and exciting all at once
I have been keeping this relatively quiet, but now we are less than 24 hours away from reality, it is time to share. I wrote the below Facebook post on the 14th of March 2022 after being able to have a short walk with a guide dog. For those who use a screen reader, the... Continue Reading →
How I see it – Travelling blindfolded is not as easy as it looks
Just before Christmas, I started re-training in orientation and mobility (O&M) to help out a trainee instructor by allowing her to design and teach me a complete program. The programme ensures that my travel skills are up-to-date while helping her become an instructor. Currently, we are about halfway through our program, with two sessions a... Continue Reading →