How Did You Decide Between a White Cane and a Guide Dog?

Wouldn’t everyone want a dog? I get asked these questions a lot…

Guide Dog Cooper on the job waiting on train platform
Photo by Author. Guide Dog Cooper on the train platform.

Guide dog handlers have already learned to use a white cane. This skill, which is learned in Orientation and Mobility training¹, is a prerequisite for most guide dog school applications.

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Patricia Timmermans

Patricia Timmermans

My guide dog and I visit schools to raise awareness for sight loss; the kids’ questions make great stories! Plus, I love books and writing book reviews. 🇨🇦