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Leader Dog + Good Dog Webinars

Leader Dog and Good Dog partnered for a series of webinars, covering topics like our puppy raising program and what it takes to train a guide dog. You can find the webinars listed below. What it Takes to Train a ...
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Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Andrew Stone

The second voice in Voices of the Leader Dog Community is Leader Dog Client Andrew “Andy” Stone. He has an MBA from ITT Technical Institute and works in Supplier Managements – Galleys and Monuments for The Boeing Company. Together with ...
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Stories from Guide Dog Mobility Instructors

Introduction by Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly. Hello, readers! Today I have a different kind of post for you: a collection of special stories. Sometimes being a guide dog mobility instructor (GDMI) is really hard. During class, you work ...
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Leader Dog’s Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leader Dogs for the Blind’s core values include doing what is right and showing respect and compassion to each and every person as the foundation of the organization’s overall mission and service provision. This includes our clients, team members, volunteers, ...
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Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Leatrice Fulllerton

October 8 was the first day of our Voices of the Leader Dog Community series, where we feature stories and perspectives from LDB community members. Our first voice was Leatrice Fullerton, Leader Dog client and guide dog user. She has ...
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Introducing “Voices of the Leader Dog Community”

In recent months, individuals and organizations have been challenged to take a critical look at ourselves. Here at Leader Dogs for the Blind, we are no exception. What can we do to be a force for positive change in society? ...
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Ask Ashley: Distractions, Barking, Clickers and More

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly My first advice column! This is going to be fun. Join me, Dear Reader, on a journey of thinking as dogs think as well as learning tips and tricks for how to change ...
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Webinar: Leader Dog’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols

In the sixth installment of our webinar series, team members give an overview of the safety protocols we've implemented to resume serving clients during COVID-19. Find out how we've changed our campus, class sizes, instruction methods, equipment and more to ...
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Orientation & Mobility Experience at Leader Dog

By Client Justin Whittington When writing my articles, I try to educate both the visually impaired and the sighted community. In this article, I will be going through my visit to the Leader Dog campus to answer any questions one ...
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Congratulations to Rod Haneline!

We are pleased to announce that Rod Haneline has been awarded the Sandy Kronick Distinguished Service Award by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Orientation & Mobility Division. This illustrious recognition is not ...
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