Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Well my school will be starting up at the end of this month so I had to go talk to the principal of my school. I went to school to get my schedule and talk to him. He said that he had to call the district and ask about it but was not opposed of her coming a few times in the school year but he didn't want it to become a distraction for other students he also was worried about kids who had allergies.  My principal is new this year but has been a vice principal at my school for 2 years.He told me that he would call me back after talking to the district.
Well I just got the call and he said that it was okay to bring her to school and that in the middle of September I have to go in and talk to him and set the first date as her "test" day where we see how well she does and such! If she is doing well and can handle it and everything then she will be able to come to school with me a few times in the week but he does not want her coming everyday which I understand. I knew that the district would say that she could come because the state law for disabilities says that a service dog in training can go anywhere a normal service dog could go or any normal person. I am just glad that he is not against the idea so I didn't have to fight him!

~Katherine and Breeze


  1. Hurray! That is great news! It took many months for my school to say yes, but it was totally worth it. It sounds like you're doing everything to make it a really positive experience for you and Breeze. I remember on Don's first day, I made sure he had been well exercised before he came- and he slept through the entire class! I'd suggest talking to your class ahead of time, too, to lay down the rules and answer questions about Guide Dogs.

    My principal was also worried about the dog being a distraction- but I just told my classmates that at school Don was "on duty" and it could hurt his training if they pet him. Everyone ignored him for the most part. In fact, my Spanish teacher thought having a dog in the classroom made it a better place!

    Good luck! I think Breeze is going to be great! You reminded me I have to talk to my new school about bringing Don :)

  2. I'm so glad that he was so open minded to the idea. My principle never really said yes. He said there was no reason for me to bring "a dog" to school and that it was a horrible idea because it would upset the parents. What you'll find is that most parents will think that you are doing a fabulous thing for your community. I'm glad she's going with you at least a few times a week. The only way I got Freya to school was that my dad couldn't take her, Candie couldn't take her, and it was my last week with her so I said either he let me bring her to school or I would miss a week. :)

    I would ask the teachers to take 5 minutes out of the first class with her so you can explain that they shouldn't even act like she was there.

    Good Luck! She's going to do fine.

  3. Good luck having Breeze at school! I know I can't wait to see how Becky does in school as well. These are going to be two well-learned pups!

  4. Which state do you live in? I know that Idaho state law also allows the puppies-in-training legal access to any public place, but I don't know which other states also have this and it would be a good thing to know for when I travel with my pup in training.


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