Training with nitro days three and four

This week me and nitro did the route to the bus stop twice. He is getting much better at finding the bus stop for me. I am using food as an incentive and it is working like a dream. He found the bus stop on the first day with a bit of coaxing, I gave him a treat once he found it. Today I forgot to bring the treats with me. I told him to find the bus and he found the bus stop brought me to the seat and then looked at my hand for a treat. He’s so funny. I’m so proud of him he’s doing a great job my confidence is also growing and I feel in another few days I’ll have this part of the roof complete and I will be able to do it successfully on my own. My trainer Natalie is coming out on 11 December, I hope she will be proud of all the hard work we are doing. I think sometimes people think when you’re blind and you’re using a guy dog that you can just get from one place to another easily, that there is no work involved in it that the dog does everything but that’s not true, you have to know where you’re going, the dog is only there to guide you around obstacles, he won’t do anything else, you need to know yourself exactly where it is you’re going.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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