Compartmentalization: A Skill for Adults with Disabilities Practicing Individuation

Afterseveral failed lunges to escape the shaky watercraft in rough water, Greta finally succeeded in escaping on the safest part of the trip, and immediately regretted her decision.

Flashback Friday: Dog Distraction

To explain how Seeing Eye dogs are trained to ignore their instincts, I’m going to use an example. Juno is, of course, our working dog. Fluffy will be our civilian dog. Here’s how Juno learns to ignore Fluffy:

Guest Post: An Open Letter to New Guide Dog Handlers

This week, fellow blindfluencer Rhianna McGregor and I swapped blogs again. We’re both on our second dog guides, and decided to share some hard-won wisdom from our experiences with new and prospective dog guide users. We’ve attended different schools, worked with different breeds, and learned different lessons.

Flashback Friday: Cave Canem

What to do when your service dog is attacked by another dog.what to do when you see a dog attacking a service dog team. How to reduce dog-on-service-dog-violence.

Traveling with a Service Dog: Packing List

But sometimes it just can’t be helped. For all their usefulness, service dogs tend to have a lot of the same needs as toddlers, and toddlers don’t travel light.

Traveling with a Service Dog: Planning Your Trip

Today your favorite blindfluencer asks you to share the most unusual place you’ve taken a furry friend! Tell me the story and you might get featured on The dark Side!

Flashback Friday: What Do I Do with My Dog when…? The Final Installment, Take 2

Good things in life are rarely as fragile as our fears of failure would have us believe.

Greta Explains the Therapeutic Process

Today Greta and I are going to guide you through the basics of the therapeutic process as it applies to both humans and dogs. Greta’s hit that “partial therapy crisis” in her own training, and it provides a unique and adorable way for me to share with you some inside information about the often mythicized process of mental health counseling.