Furious Female Passenger Asks A Visually Impaired Woman To Get Her Dog Off The Bus

People are often mistaken about guide dogs and think that there is a special race dedicated to the disabled. In this regard, Mirror reports that a 22-year-old blind woman was called a liar by a furious woman who shouted to her that her dog was not a service dog and asked her to take him down. of the bus.

This young woman's name is Megan Taylor, who has episodic blindness and can not move without her Rowley dog ​​who guides and protects her. Megan's blindness causes him a temporary loss of vision.

Faced with the disease, this young woman is disoriented

Megan's temporary blindness forces her to be constantly accompanied by her service dog because she never knows at what time of day she could lose her sight. And even when she can see, she remains disoriented, failing to have a balanced approach.

Megan suffered an accident that caused multiple fractures to the skull, resulting in sequelae such as hearing loss, frequent fainting, dizziness, lightheadedness, and episodic blindness. And alone, she can never move because at any moment she can faint or feel dizzy by losing the ability to walk normally. Which resulted in being treated drunk by some people.

However, the January 07 incident completely destabilized her, when a furious woman asked her to get her dog off the bus, claiming it was not a guide dog and adding that it should to be a yellow Labrador. The young woman tried to explain that the service dogs may be of a different breed than Labrador and be of another color, but to no avail. The young woman was simply called a liar.

After this incident, Megan still fears public transport for fear of reliving the same episode again with other people.

But fortunately his dogs are there to help and guide her; Ruby, his other two-year-old puppy, assists him in his daily home life and allows him to be independent. In short, she has confidence in her dogs because they allow her to stay positive and live her disability in good conditions.

The importance of assistance dogs in case of disability

Service dogs have a positive impact on the lives of human beings. Indeed, a study has been developed to determine the impact of guide dogs in the lives of children with autism. It turned out that these children were more receptive, calmer and less stressed and their quality of life was improved, while being safe in the presence of these dogs by their side.

In another context, GUIDE DOGS, a guide dog association, explains that a service dog is trained to accompany a person with blindness in his daily life. It is thus prepared for:
  • Walk along the sidewalk and avoid the pitfalls
  • Stop at the steps
  • Judge the height and width of the passages so as not to bump your shoulders or head
  • Guide on the road and manage traffic.

In addition, the harness and the U-shaped handle allow communication between the dog and the blind person. Thus, the latter can address a direction order to the dog.

Breeds for service dogs include Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Poodles. They are chosen for their intelligence and temperament and are associated with their future owners according to their personality, their walking speed and many other traits.

It is also important to note that people who are blind but have a usable vision can have a guide dog and benefit from their assistance.

It is also important to note that a guide dog wearing a harness should never be distracted or fed by a stranger while working, as this may distract and destabilize the dog and thus harm the owner and the owner. put in danger.
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