Guide dogs go through rigorous and thorough training, but there are times when unexpected situations arise for which the dog might have had no prior experience. Janell Groskreutz tells the story of how her guide dog, Sully, remained calm and obedient during an emergency.
Have you ever wondered what goes into determining if a guide dog is eligible for the job? Meghan Whalen lives in Madison and is training her own guide dog. She outlines the four factors required to make a quality service dog.
Have you ever taken into consideration all the responsibilities that go into becoming a guide dog handler? Janell Groskreutz discusses the commands, upkeep of training and work that went into forming the strong bond with her guide dog, Sully.
A defining moment in your life is both exhilarating and terrifying. In the first part of her guide dog adventure, Janell Groskreutz describes the application process, and the moment she knew a guide dog was for her!
Wouldn’t it be fun to visit New York City? Chad Nelson describes the final stages of his training with Laura, his Seeing Eye dog, as they navigate the bustling streets and subway systems of Manhattan.
White Cane Safety Day is this weekend! Read how self-defense instructor Jim Turk describes the sense of liberation and empowerment his white cane has given him.
How much trust would you need to have in your guide dog as you travel? Continue along the journey with Chad Nelson and his Seeing Eye dog, Laura, as their training, and bond, intensifies.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get a guide dog? Chad Nelson walks us through the first few days in training at The Seeing Eye. Come along for the exciting journey!
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, it’s important to pause and reflect on what is essential in life. In “Christmas Shopping with My Guide Dog, Sully,” Janell Groskreutz attempts to find some last-minute gifts in a hectic mall with the help two loyal and patient companions, Sully and her husband, Kevin. While taking a moment to rest, a stranger reminds her of the valuable bond she shares with Sully.
Saturday, October 15 is White Cane Safety Day. In her poem, Ericka Short shares the significance of the white cane in her life and how, after resisting it initially, her cane has served as a steady partner, empowering her to travel independently.