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Dr. Austina Cho
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Guide Dogs (Overview)

Guide dogs are trained to provide support to those with physical, usually visual, disabilities.


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How do guide dogs help ?

How do guide dogs help ?

Special training: They help blind people get around, and avoid obstacles. They an even help them cross the street by knowing when traffic is approaching. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
6 doctors shared insights

Guide Dogs (Overview)

Guide dogs are trained to provide support to those with physical, usually visual, disabilities.


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How do guide dogs help the blind?

How do guide dogs help the blind?

They help them : Function, but they also ca save their lives in traffic, in buildings when there is an accident, when something is coming toward them etc. ...Read more

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Will the va provide guide dogs for blinded veterans?

Will the va provide guide dogs for blinded veterans?

Sometimes: Each veteran's case is reviewed and evaluated by a prescribing clinician for the following: ?ability and means, including family or caregiver, to care for the dog currently and in the future ?goals that are to accomplished through the use of the dog ?goals that are to be accomplished through other assistive technology or therapy the veteran will be informed of an approval or disapproval of th. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do guide dogs help blind people?

Can you tell me how do guide dogs help blind people?

They guide: The blind person so he can walk safely. They are trained to remember routes, stop at crossings, avoid hazards and keep the blind person safe. ...Read more

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Are guide dogs allowed in the room whilst a client is having a pelvic?

Are guide dogs allowed in the room whilst a client is having a pelvic?

Everywhere: Yes, guide dogs are allowed everywhere except where sterile conditions such as an operating room must be maintained. ...Read more

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I see why the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people in scooters have them?

I see why the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people in scooters have them?

Different handicap: People in scooters are handicapped with an inability to walk or move. Some are blind but most are not. Dogs can be used for orientation but also can be a warning, or a companion, and some are trained to retrieve objects for their owners. So they are multifunctional - isn't that terrific? ...Read more

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I understand the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people without canes have them?

I understand the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people without canes have them?

Either-Or, not both: Service dogs require the use of one hand, and the other hand is kept free to interact with environmental obstructions such as doors. Leader dogs are way more effective than canes in most cases, because they think! the dog will keep his or her companion out of harm's way. A cane can notify the user of obstructions and help in ambulation but can't stop someone from walking into traffic! ...Read more

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Please guide me to reduce my weight?

Please guide me to reduce my weight?

Diet exercise: Eat a good balanced diet, 3meals a day, moderation in portion size, avoid fast foods and junk foods, exercise 1/2-1 hour a day. ...Read more