Today was another victory for me and Cricket.
A guide dog, learns 'find the' and then you can teach them to find different things as they are guiding such as find the elevator, find the door, find the escalator. One that is very helpful to me when I am shopping alone is to have my guide dog "find the counter" -- when they can do this then I can go to the counter and ask for further assistance. This can be confusing to a dog because what does a 'counter' look like?? Each store is a little different . . .so - you definitely need to be kind as you help them learn this. Cricket has been doing great and today I walked into Anthropologie --( what a fun store but a little scary with all the things one can knock over!) and told her to 'find the counter' -- She weaved through the aisles -- which in that store are pretty randomly spaced, etc and we landed upon the counter!! This picture is her with her victory purchase for Natalie's birthday!!!