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They are a wonderful aid for people in wheelchairs or those with other disabilities.
I worked in physical rehab facility for many years and helped train some of the guide dogs. From an obedience standpoint with an able bodied person I don't care for them for two reasons. The Leader becomes a crutch and the handler(s) usually skip the real training that is involved for loose leash walking. Secondly, most dogs change their attitude markedly...one of resignation. I don't want that attitude from my dogs.
I used it on one my own dogs in the past and now its gathering dust somewhere.
 

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That's interesting, and can't help but wonder why some dogs would react this way.
I think it might be tied to their defense drives...passive or active. It might also be related to any corrections (if any) by Mom as a pup . I had one dog that went absolutely ballistic and a few that didn't seem to mind at all.
 
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