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guide dog

n.
A dog that has been specially trained to guide a blind or visually impaired person.

guide dog

Etymology: ME, guiden, to guard; OE, docga
a dog trained to aid in the mobility of a blind or partially blind person. Guide dogs are usually recruited from certain compatible breeds and tested at 13 weeks of age. If qualified, the dog is then specially trained in private hands for 1 year and retested. Most dogs selected for training pass the final test. Guide dogs also may be trained to serve as "ears" for deaf persons. Also called companion animal, Seeing Eye dog.

guide dog

A dog specifically trained to assist blind or partially sighted persons with mobility.

dog

1. a member of the family Canidae of the order Carnivora. Includes the domestic dog, Canis familiaris, many wild dogs, foxes, fennecs, jackals and wolves.
2. the term is also used by dog people to mean the entire male dog. There is no other name for him as there is in the other species. See also canine.

assistance dog
those trained to be of assistance to handicapped or disabled people. The most familiar ones are guide dogs and hearing dogs, but others may be trained to assist people confined to wheelchairs or with other types of limited mobility.
dog-catcher
a loop of rope at the end of a pole, with the end of the rope at the holding end of the pole. The loop goes over the dog's head and is pulled tight.
domestic dog
classified as hound, gun dogs, terriers, nonsporting dog, working dogs, draft animals, toy breeds.
Breeds of dogs are listed below:
affenpinscher, afghan hound, airedale terrier, akita inu, alaskan malamute, american cocker spaniel, american pit bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, american water spaniel, anatolian shepherd dog, appenzeller, australian cattle dog, australian kelpie, australian silky terrier, australian terrier.
dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA)
see blood group antigen.
dog flea
guide dog
one trained as an aid to the mobility of a visually impaired person. Guide dogs do not 'take' their owners to specific destinations, but respond to commands given for directions. They are of particular value in avoidance of obstacles, both on the ground and overhead. Many breeds have been used for this purpose, but German shepherd dogs and Labrador retrievers are the most common. Called also seeing-eye dogs.
hearing dog
one trained to respond to certain sounds such as a telephone bell or door knocker and to alert a person with impaired hearing.
dog kennel
a small box-like unit for housing a single dog, or an establishment that boards dogs, or breeds them or maintains a colony, e.g. a pack of hounds, or a stable of Greyhounds.
dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) complex
the major histocompatibility complex in dogs.
dog murrain
chronic selenium poisoning in pastured ruminants. An Irish expression.
dog pox
a papular balanoposthitis and vaginitis described in young dogs; a viral etiology is suspected, but has never been confirmed.
seeing-eye dog
see guide dog (above).
dog tick
varies with the country: American d. tick, see dermacentorvariabilis; Australian d. tick, see ixodesholocyclus; British d. tick, see ixodescanisuga; brown d. tick, see rhipicephalussanguineus; yellow d. tick, see haemaphysalis leachi leachi.
wild dog
includes dingo, Siberian wild dog, the South American bush dog, the maned wolf, Cordillera fox, crab-eating fox, Azara's fox. See also fox, jackal, wolf.
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Dog guide schools are now seeing increasing numbers of applicants who are unqualified to train with dog guides due to a lack of intependent travel skills.
A total of 186 formally qualified O&M personnel in Australia and New Zealand were identified, including dual-qualified dog guide instructors and O&M assistants (see Table 1).
Dylan recalled meeting a man with a dog guide on a plane.
Distraction was one of the main reasons for releasing dog guide candidates from training, with the suggestion that distraction is influenced by learning rather than inheritance (Goddard & Beilharz, 1982).
Of the possible responses to a dog attack on a dog guide, depression may take the form of feeling "blue" or "down," hopeless, and helpless; experiencing the loss of initiative and energy; and engaging in crying spells.
Leader Dogs for the Blind, the fist dog guide organization to provide global positioning system (GPS) device training to people using a cane or a dog guide for mobility, recently began selling its own personal GPS navigational device.
Due out in August 2011, a new biography offers a moment-by-moment account of a man who is blind and his dog guide who escaped the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
During testing, and when his or her PWS was measured, the participant used his or her regular mobility devices, such as a white cane or a dog guide or both.
To some, the combination of a device with a dog guide appeared especially useful.
However, a new section presents the outcomes of a 2007 graduate survey conducted by The Seeing Eye regarding the impact of a dog guide on mobility.
Frank and Dorothy Harrison Eustis founded The Seeing Eye, a dog guide school.
Author Mary Tellefson is careful to distinguish her project from the independent use of dog guides by adults.