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Going to the Dogs!

Going to the Dogs!

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  1. Going to the Dogs!

  2. Presented by: • Debi Martin – TVI/O&M for San Juan USD and puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind • Leslie Thom – Guide Dog user • Aerial Gilbert – Outreach Manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind and Guide Dog user • Contributions by Marcia Vickroy, Gilly Club, CA School for the Blind

  3. Special Canine Presenters • Custer – working Guide Dog • Splash – working Guide Dog

  4. Why we chose a Guide Dog lifestyle • Testimonials from Leslie & Aerial, Guide Dog users

  5. Incorporating a Service Dog into the student’s curriculum

  6. Dog Care: Incorporating Concepts into Your Daily Routine • Responsibility • Schedule/time management • Organization • Fine Motor Skills • Stress Relief • Concept Development • Reward for a Job Well Done

  7. Responsibility • Doing what you are expected to do • Dog expects basic food, shelter, and exercise • Ensure that your dog is well behaved

  8. Time Management • Feeding time • Relief Schedule • Grooming Schedule • Health Maintenance Schedule

  9. Concept Development • Laterality (left/right) • Faster/slower • Front/side/back • Up/down • More/less • Next to/away from • Under/over

  10. Fine Motor Skills • Measure dry food • Fill bowl with water • Brush dog’s teeth • Brush dog’s coat • Clean dog’s ears • Pick up after your dog (practice with play doh)

  11. Grooming Grooming • Brush the dog • Bathe the dog • Brush the dog’s teeth • Trim the dog’s nails • Clean the dog’s ears

  12. PLAY TIME! • Hide and Seek • Tug of War • Swimming • Hiking • Petting and “snuggle time”

  13. Snuggling with Mina

  14. Reward for a Job Well Done “Quality time” with your dog can be motivating to your student, and can result in better student behavior, and better completion of assignments. Students really enjoy: • Walking the dog (supervised) • Brushing the dog • Earning “snuggle time” with the dog • Reading to the dog

  15. Lily always wears her helmet!

  16. Lily is a great Algebra tutor.

  17. What are those kids up to?

  18. Zola really, really likes kids!

  19. Guide Dog Programs for Youth Camp GDB • Outline of the 4-day summer camp program • Goals/Opportunities of the camp • Workshops/Sessions working with Junior Blind of America, San Francisco Lighthouse, CA School for the Blind • Dogs go to camp at Enchanted Hills and Camp Bloomfield

  20. Camp GDB

  21. Goals/Opportunities of Camp • Explore companionship, independence & responsibility of guide dog mobility lifestyle • Get hands-on instruction with guide dogs with emphasis on understanding the specific O&M skills that make a successful guide dog user • Develop necessary fitness & endurance required for guide dog travel

  22. Goals/Opportunities of camp • Learn about how our organization works and about the communities of support that enhance our programs. 5. Opportunities for social activities and development of new friendships.

  23. GDB K9 Buddy Program • What is its purpose? • Qualifications • Buddies bridge the gap for VI kids at school • From K9 Buddy recipients to Guide Dog Handlers

  24. Ambassador Dog Program • Motivates kids to perform well in school • Great conversation starter • Positive advertisement for any type of service dog • Demo dogs used in workshops

  25. East Bay Workshop

  26. BBF with Fernando

  27. Hands-on Activities • Experience the difference between a cane and a Guide Dog • Learn how to care for your dog: • nail care • toothbrushing • ear care • grooming