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In the Shadow of the Black Dog

This Book is a man's story about living with depression.

Key points in this story include:

  • I had reached the top of my profession of nearly 30 years as a seeing eye dog instructor.
  • I had travelled Australia and the world extensively, sharing and gathering knowledge and experience on how best to train dog guides and their blind handlers.
  • It was a career full of love and devotion to my profession when the black dog came to visit and depression struck.
  • I didn’t realise that I had paid a price for so many long years of service: a price that was worth it but had changed my life forever.
  • The black dog visits less often now, however from the depths of despair my ‚Äčlife is slowly turning around.

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