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Training Corner: Tips on training your new puppy

Pictured here we have some of our future Leader Dog puppies snoozingSpring is finally here, and for many families, this is a popular time to get a puppy. To help you successfully train your puppy, here are our top five tips, based on our experience training and successfully placing over 123 dogs this year alone:

  1. Be vigilant. You can use the world around you as reinforcement. Every interaction you have with your dog is a learning opportunity. By giving your dog praise, touch, opportunities to play games, walks and more your relationship will only strengthen. Keep your relationship strong by paying attention to opportunities for praise and/or correction.

International Guide Dog Day

Canine Center FrontOn April 27th, we recognize International Guide Dog Day, a holiday near and dear to our hearts here at Leader Dog. As you may recall, we publicly announced the Canine Development Center Capital Campaign on this day last year - and what a year it has been!

This year, we’re proud to introduce the official Leader Dogs for the Blind blog!

We are kicking off this blog to share news about Leader Dogs for the Blind, including updates on our dogs and clients, and expert tips beneficial to you and your dog. This is also a place for you to ask questions about Leader Dog, especially the ones you’ve always been curious about.

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