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Helpful Tips for Guide Dogs in the Workplace The Seeing Eye, Inc. Independence & dignity since 1929 P.O. Box 375 Morristown, NJ 07963-0375 800-539-4425 www.seeingeye.org/access What Can Be Expected of a Guide Dog Partnership? Although both Federal and state law allow guide dogs in the workplace, it is the handler's responsibility to provide for the care and supervision of the dog. The following guidelines address issues of etiquette, discipline, respect of persons and property, and common courtesy, with the understanding that safe and effective guide work is always the paramount goal. Good canine grooming is an ongoing obligation. While it is not necessary to bathe a dog on a regular basis, several minutes daily with a comb and brush will add greatly to the dog's appearance and social acceptability. Regular grooming will also add to the dog's overall well being. The dog owner is responsible for the care of his or her dog but employers may have to provide accommodations that enable the owner to do so. The employer should consult
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