2016 GDUI Convention Presentations – Audio

Monday, July 4, 2016

Guide Dog School Updates

Come learn from the guide dog schools about their matching processes, follow up services and thoughts on positive training methods.
Audio: Guide Dog School Updates – mp3

Monday, July 4, 2016

Your Right to Ride: Lyft, Uber and Your Guide Dog

Presenter: Julia Marks Fellowship Attorney. Disability Rights Advocates.
Many guide dog users face access challenges when attempting to use ride sharing services. Learn from Ms. Marks about the current state of affairs surrounding this hot button topic.
Audio: Your Right to Ride: Lyft, Uber and Your Guide Dog – mp3

Monday, July 4, 2016

Inside and Outside of Your Guide Dog

Presenter: Michael Goehring, Field Representative, Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
In this informative presentation, we will learn about the history of dogs. How do their bodies differ from ours? What motivates them to work? And, most importantly, how can we use this knowledge to develop stronger partnerships with our guides?
Audio: Inside and Outside of Your Guide Dog – mp3

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Holistic Dog Care with Dr. Jessica Levy

Presenter: Jessica Levy, DVM. Holistic Veterinary Care, LLC.
Come meet Dr. Levy and learn about the basics of holistic veterinary medicine. Dr. Levy will be focusing her topic on supplements. How can we promote healthier coats, digestion, ears and gums by giving natural supplements? Come prepared with questions and to learn about the fascinating world of holistic dog care.
Audio: Holistic Dog Care with Dr. Jessica Levy – mp3

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Canine First Aid and Safety

Presenter: Casidy Anderson – Community Risk Reduction officer with Minneapolis Fire Department, along with representatives from BART (Basic animal rescue training). BART does the training for the fire department first responders. Your guide dog keeps you safe every day. In this hands on workshop, come learn about techniques you can utilize to ensure you can do the same for your partner in emergencies
Audio: Canine First Aid and Safety – mp3

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mini “APP” Olis

This workshop was put together by Guide Dog Users inc and ACB Students. Find out about many different apps that help make your travel experience much easier to navigate as a blind or visually impaired person.
Audio: Mini “APP” Olis – mp3

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Annual Luncheon/Audio

Presenter: Bob Bailey, Mira USA, Guide Dogs for Kids.
Come and meet Bob Bailey, the founder of Mira USA. Mira USA is the only guide dog school in the country who accepts applicants as young as eleven. Bob will discuss why children make excellent guide dog handlers and share with us some of the inspiring stories of young Mira graduates who have accomplished tremendous things with their guides.
Audio: Annual Luncheon/Audio – mp3

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Weather Woes: Traveling Safely in the Most Unsavory Conditions

Presenter: Lauren Ross, Guide Dogs for the Blind.
How do you brave the ice, snow, or extreme heat with your partner? Lauren will teach us about the different equipment we can use to protect ourselves and our guides from the elements. She will bring examples of this gear with her, so that we can touch and experiment with these tools. Come prepared to learn how those awful weather days can be made easier and more enjoyable with a few minor modifications.
Audio: Weather Woes: Traveling Safely in the Most Unsavory Conditions – mp3