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HISTORY OF THE DOG GUIDE

When establishing the origins of training the guide dog we have to go back to 1827, in Austria, where Leopold Chimani wrote a book that included the story of Joseph Resinguer, born in 1775, blind since he was 17, who had trained his three dogs.

Johann Wilkelm Kleim, in Vienna in 1819, wrote a book to teach the blind the training techniques of the guide dogs, perfecting the techniques of Resinguer, referring to "... a rigid harness and previously trained, with great care, for a sighted person ".

In 1845, the German Jacob Birrier published a book describing the techniques I use to train guide dogs. The basic principles of training used at that time have been perfected to this day.

It was almost a hundred years later when the movement of guide dogs began, as we know it today. The growing number of German soldiers who were blinded during the war in World War I, inspired Dr. Gerhrard Stalling to open the first school in the world dedicated to the training of guide dogs for the blind.

Experimental

The school opened its doors in 1916 in Oldenburg, Germany. It began at an experimental level to meet the needs of the large number of soldiers who had gone blind during the war.

Training Blind

Seeing that the results were excellent, soon three other schools were opened in Germany, Wurttemberg, Potsdam and Munich in which dogs were already training blind civilians.

Guide Dogs

In this first stage of training the guide dogs, the "German Shepherd" was used, a very popular breed that was giving excellent results in all facets of training (rescues, patrols, search, etc.).

International Impact

The work done in Germany had very little international impact until ten years later, in 1927, Doroty Eutis, an American citizen who worked in Switzerland as a prestigious trainer.

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Mrs. Eutis and her husband George, were dog breeders, their nursery << Fortunata Fields >> was in Vevey, Switzerland. Mrs. Eutis visited the German training center to study her techniques. In 1927, the American newspaper "The Saturday Evening Post" asked Mrs. Eutis for an article about her dogs, breeding, etc., but she decided not to keep her breeding secrets. In return, he wrote an article about guide dogs, training schools in Germany,

Colombia already has all the laws that support the performance of guide dogs, at the level of transportation and admission to public places, and failure to comply with these laws could lead to serious sanctions.

TRAINING STAGES

Training of a guide dog

The training of a guide dog is a very complex process, where the maturity and experiences of the functional unit (dog-user) contribute a fundamental ingredient in the future success, we could enunciate three important stages in the whole process:

 HABITUATION STAGE WITH THE FAMILY OR HANDLING ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM

The stage between the six weeks and the year of age, are important to fix in the puppy the points of education, that undoubtedly are fundamental in the behavior of a guide dog, such as accustomed to common situations, objects and sounds from the home and to handle a certain level of basic obedience, to learn to walk with the leash, to control their unbridled anxiety, to fulfill their needs in the right place, not to be destructive and to get used to the daily rhythm in the streets.

SPECIFIC TRAINING STAGE

Between the year and two years of age, progress is made from basic obedience to the specific training of guide dogs (straight lines, curbs, obstacles of all kinds). At the beginning, the desired responses are developed, linked to the determined obstacle, always seeking protection. of the user giving progressively more and more responsibilities to the dog and confronting him to situations more and more difficult, in all this stage we will handle terms like; personal extension, intelligent disobedience and instrumental conditioning, etc. This type of training handles a great psychological depth, since a guide dog does not receive orders at the moment of reacting to a situation or obstacle, simply responds always seeking to protect his master, starting from the great training to which he was subjected.