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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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There were approximately 30 trials per site in which participants used a long cane, 30 trials in which they used a dog guide, and 60 trials in which they used no device.
For more information about dog guides, contact The Seeing Eye Inc.
Students were already familiar with the concepts of companion dogs and dog guides.
All Australasian dog guide providers are members of the International Guide Dog Federation, which has clearly defined standards of service for member agencies (IGDF, 2013).
Over the past several decades, dog guide schools began to be able to rely on applicants to have received O&M services prior to enrolling in dog guide training.
As a result, the stress levels of Japanese dog guide users during mobility are higher than those of nonusers (Matsunaka & Koda, 2008a).
A three-stage model is presented to assist dog guide instructors to support handlers while coping with and moving through the experience of a dog attack.
While completing the route, 13 used a long cane, 1 used a dog guide in combination with the long cane, and 3 used only a dog guide.
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.
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.
The tour brought home to visitors the fact that while everyone thinks they know what "blind people look like--they all use white canes or have dog guides," the fact is that according to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 32,000 people who experience vision loss in New Hampshire, and the general public often cannot tell who they are, since the impairment is not total or the people otherwise are invisible.