I am now living with a challenged dog and a husband who has "issues". You would think that I would have learned how difficult it is to be the care giver of a human without taking on the challenge of an adorable older dog with a set of "issues". Well,
some body has to do it and I am happy to be the one. I am the person who throws her arm out to the right when driving and I make a sudden stop. You can not trust seat belts to give your passenger the thrust arm move. Only an experienced driver can do this.
I will have to ask around if younger drivers who didn't grow up with a parent who did the arm thrust , do it automatically, or let the seat belt do their job. I also caution complete strangers to watch their step when stepping off of a curb or up one step
at the entrance to a building. It has become a habit.I now am responsible for a hearing and visually impaired pup. It's no big deal. He sees enough to know its me, his new protector. He does "hear " vibrations and his nose is very sensitive. He can smell depth.
He can also smell the refrigerator door being opened. He is also a quick learner. He knows the step up to our condo and the step down. He "sees' a tree to pee against. But he walks into objects if I don't redirect him. He is very responsive to the slight tug
of the leash. He already has such trust that he respond by moving away from whatever is in the way. It's not that hard to take on a challenged pet. He and his humans are doing just fine.