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Mini-Quiz: Navigation for a Blind Dog

by Ron Kurtus (19 July 2003)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How well can a blind dog navigate by touching things with its nose?

It allows the dog to tell exactly where things are in a room

Not very well, since it is a shock, and it is also easy to get disoriented

By bumping into each wall, the dog will know the size of the room

2. What is a good hearing cue for orientation in a room?

A radio or TV turned on in a fixed location in the house

A bell around the dog's collar

Echoes off the walls from walking on the rug

3. How does a blind dog typically navigate by smelling odors?

By barking at the smell of a dog outside

The dog holds its head up high, turns its head, and sniffs in the air

The dog sniffs along the floor

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Senses. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Web sites

Web sites

Navigating in a Room when Blind - Navigation for people and animals (in this site)

Owners of Blind Dogs - Excellent and comprehensive site concerning blind dog issues

About Blind Dogs - Articles and links from About.com (many irritating pop-up ads)

Senses Resources

Books

Living With Blind Dogs by Caroline D. Levin, Lantern Publications (1998) $29.95 - Resource book and training guide for owners of blind and low vision dogs

Blind Dog Stories: Tales of Triumph, Humor and Heroism by Caroline Levin (1999) $12.95

Top-rated books on Blind Dogs


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