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    I agree, you must have a bond and have love with...

    I agree, you must have a bond and have love with your Service Dog or else they won't want to work for you.

    You do need two things when working with a Service Dog. One is a very well behaved and...
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    The way it works is that the ADA overrides the...

    The way it works is that the ADA overrides the city ordinances BUT, and it is a huge BUT, not everyone will know this and your dog may be taken away from you and put in a shelter or even put down...
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    Don't know all the details yet. My husband is...

    Don't know all the details yet. My husband is speaking at Cornell I think so we were planning to throw in a trip to the city before or after.

    It will probably just be for a few days, maybe 4.
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    Thanks Stephen! May take you up on that. I am...

    Thanks Stephen! May take you up on that.

    I am going in May so I have plenty of time. I am trying to plan it in my head early.

    Luckily this is a business trip and will be paid for AND my husband...
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    I have scoured every site I can find to educate...

    I have scoured every site I can find to educate myself on flying with my chair. It was hard work and I understand it a little better but am still slightly confused.

    I think it is one of those...
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    I am also worried about handing off my chair to...

    I am also worried about handing off my chair to have them put it wherever they put it on the plane. I am terrified of it getting damaged.

    I could never replace the chair if it is lost or damaged...
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    I am so clueless being a new chair user what to...

    I am so clueless being a new chair user what to even plan for in advance.

    I think I understand that I should use the chair right up until I get on the plane? Is that right? So it is taken right...
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    Should I take my chair to NYC?

    So here is my dilemma... I can walk for very short distances but most often use my chair is there is any standing, walking or even sitting in restaurants on hard chairs. I 'can' do these things but...
  9. Thread: Gloves again

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    I found some beautiful 'driving' gloves that are...

    I found some beautiful 'driving' gloves that are wonderful soft leather, great colors, very comfortable and look beautiful.
    ...
  10. Thread: Natural Fit rims

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    If you take a little bit of Comet or other gritty...

    If you take a little bit of Comet or other gritty cleaner and rub a little bit on a wet rag, you can rub off the paint marks and scratches pretty well.

    I did this when I first got my chair as...
  11. Thread: Service Dog

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    Here is the new DOJ brief of the 2010 revised...

    Here is the new DOJ brief of the 2010 revised edition of the ADA about Service Dogs...

    http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

    Oli
  12. Thread: Service Dog

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    Actually most Service Dogs do not wash out. That...

    Actually most Service Dogs do not wash out. That is misinformation.

    If you were to find a reputable breeder with a serious focus on health and temperament and were to give a litter of pups the...
  13. Thread: Service Dog

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    The best way to train a Service Dog is to hire a...

    The best way to train a Service Dog is to hire a trainer to train YOU how to train your dog. Clicker training is the easiest for sure. You can train a dog to do anything with a clicker. It is amazing...
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    Unfortunately hawaiis requirements are a little...

    Unfortunately hawaiis requirements are a little different than anywhere else in the US. They still allow owner trained dogs though.

    A lot of times programs perpetuate 'their' version of the law...
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    This is COMPLETELY untrue. The ADA clearly states...

    This is COMPLETELY untrue. The ADA clearly states that no paperwork is required and that owner trained dogs are just the same thing as program dogs.

    The spirit of the ADA is to make access...
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    Unfortunately one of the issues I find with dogs...

    Unfortunately one of the issues I find with dogs that come from programs is that they aren't robots. A Service Dog will constantly need training, either brushing up on things it already knows,...
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    I trained my own Service Dog... Just thought I...

    I trained my own Service Dog... Just thought I would throw that out there. Trained specifically to suit ME!
    Oli
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    Thanks, I have been practicing those kinds of...

    Thanks, I have been practicing those kinds of things on my little workouts I have been doing twice a week to get stronger. I think I am getting stronger AND getting better at navigating sidewalks and...
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    Check Ebay, there are tons on there! That is how...

    Check Ebay, there are tons on there! That is how I got mine.
    Oli
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    Perfect, thank you!

    Perfect, thank you!
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    Anyone know the cost of some of these cloth side...

    Anyone know the cost of some of these cloth side guards from Tilite?

    I have to wait until I get my refund from Sportaid before they will find out the cost for me. I am just curious if they are...
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    I was thinking about the bump I hit and came to...

    I was thinking about the bump I hit and came to an abrupt stop and almost flew out of my chair on my way from the street up to the sidewalk on a driveway. I thought that if I could have done a little...
  23. Thread: The Surge Handrim

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    Oh me tooooooo. I have ripped off many a short...

    Oh me tooooooo. I have ripped off many a short fingernail with these things.

    Although they are the only rims I have ever used so I don't know any different...

    Oli
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    Yeah, especially a married one! Hehe I think...

    Yeah, especially a married one! Hehe

    I think at this point my chair is finished and fitting as well as it is ever going to. And it is all thanks to you guys.

    Now I still have to master the...
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    Well, I don't have a square but I do have a thing...

    Well, I don't have a square but I do have a thing with the bubbles that go at every angle so I should be able to use it to make sure it is straight up and down. Doing my best and trying not to buy...
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