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THERE'S SOMEONE WHO HAS LITTLE

OR NO I FIGHT VENTURING OUT

INTO THE WORLD CAN BE SCARY.

THEIR LIFE CAN BECOME ISOLATED

WHERE THEY FEEL SAFE? BUT WITH

A TRAINED GUIDE DOG LIKE

JACKSON HERE THE WORLD OPENS UP

TO THEM MAKING THAT HAPPEN IS

THE MISSION OF GUIDING EYES FOR

THE BLIND. AND I'D LIKE TO

INTRODUCE YOU TO ELLEN HIGGINS

PUPPY RAISER FOR GUIDING EYES

FOR A BLIND DELMARVA REGION

ALONG WITH THAT SCOTCH HERE WHO

IS A RETIRED GUIDE DOG AND THEN

WE HAVE DIANE GREER ALSO A

PUPPY RAISER AND HER PUP

JACKSON WHO'S SAYING HELLO TO

SCOTCH RIGHT NOW. HI TO

THE SHOW BOTH OF YOU. SO FIRST

I WANT TO ASK YOU. TELL ABOUT

SCOTCH. HE'S RETIRED HE'S

RETIRED. SO SCOTCH IS 12 YEARS

OLD AND MY HUSBAND AND I RAISED

SCOTCH IN 2000 AND AIDES LIKE

AND WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO

RETURN TO GUIDING LIGHTS FOR

THE BLIND WHICH WAS AT ABOUT 18

MONTHS OF AGE. HE DID HIS

FORMAL GUIDE DOG TRAINING IN

HARNESS WHERE HE LEARNED TO

GUIDE. HE WAS MATCHED WITH A

VERY NICE GENTLEMAN NAMED BUDDY

FROM KENTUCKY AND HE GUIDED

BUDDY IN KENTUCKY FOR MANY

YEARS YEAH. AND WHEN IT WAS

TIME FOR SCOTCH TO RETIRE WE

HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADOPT

AND WELCOME HIM BACK AS HIS

FOREVER HOME. SO WE'RE THRILLED

TO HAVE HIM THAT'S A WONDERFUL.

YOU CAN SEE HOW STRESSED OUT?

YES YES? DIANE YOU HAVE JACKSON

WHO YOU ARE CURRENTLY TRAINING

RIGHT. HE IS UP TO SIX MONTHS

OLD AND I GOT HIM IN OCTOBER

AND HE'S YOU KNOW STILL THERE'S

A LOT OF PUPPY LEFT IN THIS

DOG. AND THERE WILL BE FOR A

WHILE BUT HE I THINK HE HAS ALL

THE MAKINGS TO BE TO GO ALL

THE WAY THROUGH WITH THEIR ABLE

TO GUIDE SOMEBODY WHO CAN'T SAY

WE HAVE PAPE ON ON THE FLOOR TO

SHOW US WHERE TO PUT THINGS AND

WE DON'T MANY MORE DATA. HE'S

STILL A PUPPY SO HOW DID THAT.

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH

GUIDING LIGHT ARMORED. I'M

GONNA MY OWN LAB AND I ENJOYED

TRAINING HIM I NEED A DOG

THAT'S FAIRLY OBEDIENT AND I

ENJOYED TRAINING HIM. SO I

WANTED TO DO THIS LIFE CHANGED

FOR ME AND I HAD A SCHEDULE

WHERE I COULD ACTUALLY GIVE AND

I FOUND GUIDING EYES THROUGH

THE FARMER'S MARKET IN EASTON

REALLY. THAT'S SO I JUST JUMPED

RIGHT ON THE BANDWAGON AS FAST

AS I COULD. SURE SURE. NOW ELON

OBVIOUSLY YOU'VE BEEN INVOLVED

FOR A LONG TIME. FIFTEEN YEAH.

HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT WELL I

LOVE LABS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE

FOUR AND I THOUGHT YOU KNOW

THERE'S GOTTA BE SOMETHING I

CAN PUT THIS PASSION AND LOVE

TO SOMETHING THAT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. AND SO

RAISING A SERVICE DOG TO SEEM

LIKE A REALLY GOOD FIT FOR ME

AND GUIDING US FOR THE BLIND

WAS JUST SO WELCOMING AND SO

JUST WARM AND WANTING TO

ENCOURAGE ME TO MOVE FORWARD

AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT EVERY

ONE OF THEM TO A PERSON JUST

LOVES WHAT THEY DO AND THEY

LOVE THE DOGS AND SO IT'S A

REALLY NICE. IT'S A REALLY NICE

POSITIVE THING TO BE INVOLVED

WITH. SO YOU WHEN YOU RAISE

THEM AND THEY GO TO A TRAINER.

YES WE RAISE USUALLY FOR A

PERIOD OF 14 TO 16 MONTHS. WE

GET THEM WHEN THEY'RE ABOUT

EIGHT WEEKS OF AGE AND WE TEACH

THEM SOME BASIC OBEDIENCE

SKILLS. WE DO HOUSEBROKEN

OBVIOUSLY CRATE TRAINING AND

ALSO HOUSE MANNERS ARE

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT BECAUSE

THEY'RE GOING TO BE LIVING WITH

A PERSON WHO CAN'T SEE? SO IT'S

IMPORTANT THAT THEY NOT BE

COUNTER SURFING OR STEALING

FOOD. SO WE WORK REALLY HARD ON

THOSE KIND OF SKILLS AND WE

ALSO DO A LOT OF SOCIALIZATION

SO THAT THE DOG HAS

THE OPPORTUNITY TO FEEL

COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT IN

ALL KINDS OF SITUATIONS SURE

SURE. AND DIANE YOU WERE

TELLING ME THAT YOU YOU TAKE

JACKSON OUT INTO RESTAURANTS

AND PLACES LIKE THAT NOW. YES

AND TO WORK AROUND THE PARK

BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY SMELLS

THAT SORT OF THING EVERYTHING.

ANYTHING I CAN DO THAT'S

UNUSUAL I TAKE THEM TO

BASKETBALL GAMES YOU KNOW

NOISES BALLS CHILDREN PLAYING

ARE ALL GOOD THINGS TO HELP

THEM LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE

PROPERLY NOW. HAVE YOU HEARD

BACK FROM THE PEOPLE WHO

OBTAINED THE DOG. WELL ONE OF

THE REALLY NICE THINGS ABOUT

GUIDING LIGHTS AND NOT ALL

THE SERVICE DOG ORGANIZATIONS

ARE LIKE THIS IS THAT THEY

REALLY ENCOURAGE THE PERSON WHO

GETS THE PUPPY OR THE GUIDE DOG

AT THAT POINT TO MAINTAIN

CONTACT WITH THE PUPPY RAISER

PUPPY RAISERS ARE INVITED TO GO

TO GRADUATION WHEN THE DOG AND

THEIR NEW PARTNER GRADUATE

TOGETHER AND INFORMATION IS

EXCHANGED. AND IN THE DAYS OF

SOCIAL MEDIA AND FACEBOOK IT'S

BECOME REALLY REALLY MUCH

EASIER TO MAINTAIN THAT

RELATIONSHIP SOME OF

THE PUPPIES EVEN HAVE THEIR

FACEBOOK PAGES WONDERFUL THAT

THEY'RE THAT THEIR PARTNER SET

UP FOR THEM. AND SO YOU HAVE

THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT

THE DOG IS DOING THE DIFFERENCE

IT'S MAKING AND THE PERSON'S

LIFE. AND ALSO TO SEE PHOTOS

WHICH IS REALLY KIND OF HARD ON

YOUR FAMILY. THAT'S WONDERFUL.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET

INVOLVED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION

WE HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU

NEED ON OUR WEB SITE DELMARVA

LIFE DOT COM. ELLEN AND DIANE

GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING

ME. AND THANK YOU DR. AND

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