I’ve never met a piece of assistive technology or a medical device that gave functionality without taking something away.
Tag Archives: Service Dog Advocacy
The Spare Man: Part I, Gimlet
I felt seen, understood, vindicated, and understood by this author, and am grateful that she’s chosen to share her vision with more readers than just me. I hope many, many other readers will see this, see me, see themselves.
Flashback Friday: Revolving Doors
It is not unreasonable to expect to be able to walk through any door.
Peering Through the Window of Tolerance
The stigma persists, at least in part, because we believe it does.
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.
The Importance of Boundaries for Introverts with Service Dogs
Your service dog is not their emotional support animal.
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!