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Cooperative care principles, flying with your dog guide

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On this episode of the Seeing Eye Dogs Show, we have two interviews from the archive:

  • Seeing Eye Dogs training program manager Kylie Gersh joins us talking about the principles of cooperative care and giving dogs choice in their care. We talk about animal husbandry and how we can use positive training methods and rewards to give better care to our animals with their welfare in mind.
  • Chris Edwards manager of Government Relations, Advocacy, NDIS and Aged Care at Vision Australia joins us to share some tips for flying with your Seeing Eye Dog or dog guide. Chris is a Seeing Eye Dogs handler, and he and his dog Eva are frequent flyers so this team are well-equipped to share some tips for a smooth travelling.

We also told you about two news pieces at Seeing Eye Dogs:

  • Registrations are now open for Trek for Vision 2024 in New Zealand. To take part in a fabulous trek to raise funds for Vision Australia Radio and Quality Living programs, join VA's CEO Ron Hooton on the 2024 trek on March 7-11. For more information or to sign up head to the Trek's website. The trek is accessible, so if you are blind or have low vision, you are welcome to attend. If you have a Seeing Eye Dog, please chat with your instructor about your dog's suitability to attend and training needed for the 60km of walking
  • In recognition of NAIDOC Week, 2 - 9 July 2023, Vision Australia would like to extend an invitation to all clients, their families, friends, Vision Australia partners and stakeholders, and community, who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to submit a special name for consideration to name a Seeing Eye Dogs pups.

    Submitted names will have a connection to country to recognise all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage and will be considered by a panel from Seeing Eye Dogs, including First Nations representatives and announced during NAIDOC week. To submit your special name and a short description, Name a Seeing Eye Dogs pup for NAIDOC Week form or send an email to: Final submissions: close of business Friday 30 June 2023.

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