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How do you carry objects when using a guide dog or white cane?

The majority of guide dog handlers or white cane users utilize one or the other- either a guide dog or a cane at any time. The majority also have normal dexterity in both the left and right hand. Most guide dogs are trained to work on the handler’s left side, leaving the handler’s right hand and arm open for carrying and holding things. Most cane users handle their cane in their dominant hand, either left or right as the case may be. This also leaves the opposite hand and arm open for handling other objects. For those individuals who do not have normal dexterity in both hands or arms, or who have something unwieldy or too heavy, many use a back pack or other bag on their back. Others use fanny packs or similar carrying devices.