Our guest this week on "You and Your Guide Dog," is Penny Reeder, who was elected president of Guide Dog Users, Inc. in July. Ms. Reeder will be discussing GDUI's recently released policy statement regarding the misrepresentation of untrained pets as service animals. She will describe how such misrepresentation can cause harm to us as we travel with our legitimate service animals and interfere with our dogs'
ability to do their jobs of keeping us safe and guiding us through sometimes challenging environments. Ms. Reeder wil discuss GDUI's approach of educating members of the general public as well as business owners about our rights and responsibilities when we bring our dogs into businesses and other public venues, as well as the success that several states have experienced when they passed and enforced legislation which defines such misrepresentation as a misdemeanor.
She will be available to answer questions about GDUI and the changes that have taken place since her administration took office in mid-summer 2014.
PRESENTER: Penny Reeder President,
Guide Dog Users, Inc.
Co-Hosts: Robert and Ruth Ann Acosta: