Greetings from the Guide Dog Book Club Team,
We hope your fall is off to a great start and full of plans for fun times with your dogs, family, and friends. A big woof and wag to the cooler temperatures!
Jumping off from the awesome discussion with Sharon Peters on “Trusting Calvin,” we are gearing up for another book club read and discussion. The next meeting of the club is scheduled for November. As always, all are welcome to join. More details to follow on exact date and time.
Our next book selection is…(drum roll, please, and hold the appaws):
“Forward Together: An Inside Look at Guide Dog Training” by Christie Bane
The book is available on BARD and other electronic book services. Get a copy today and start reading for another informative guide dog book club discussion.
Here’s a recent amazon review:
“This was such an amazing book. The explanations were well thought out, but not overly descriptive. The author was honest and realistic. The writing was down to earth and a pleasure to read. I would seriously urge anyone who has anything to do with the guide dog community to read this. It will increase knowledge and understanding for puppy raisers, handlers, GDMI applicants, other staff, and even the general public. I really really enjoyed this read!”
You can also review a synopsis here: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/53548729
To help keep us in touch and encourage conversations in the virtual world, we’ve created a new email list serve just for the Guide Dog Book Club community. That’s right, we have a list serve dedicated to our book discussions. Please check it out.
We can’t wait to share more information with you, so get those people-paws tapping on your computer or smart phone and sign up! We would also appreciate it if you could share this announcement with other guide dog handlers, puppy raisers, GDMIs, guide dog program staff and family and friends who support the partnership between human and guide dog.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Until we chat again, happy reading and wagging,
Guiding Eyes Graduate Council