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The Discomfort of Learning

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly We all want to be successful, and most of us like to be successful immediately. Often, if something is “too hard” or “not working,” we are quick to abandon it. I know I’ve ...
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Voices of the Leader Dog Community: the LDB Team

For this month’s installment of Voices of the Leader Dog Community, we asked our staff to submit a wish for the coming year. We are starting with a wish that is short and heartfelt. Kathy Gilchrist, Lions relations specialist “What ...
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Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Cerr

Hello Everyone! My name is Cerr and I am from Colorado. I am a law student at the University of Denver, where I hope to become a disability rights lawyer. I graduated from Leader Dog with my guide Iris in ...
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Webinar: Current and Future Programs for 2021

In the seventh installment of our webinar series, team members give a quick review of our current services and talk about new virtual programming coming in 2021. Find out more about: T.O.M Talks (Technology, Orientation & Mobility) for people ages ...
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A Life on Hold

By Client Audrey Demmitt This pandemic lifestyle takes me back to another time when I was stuck at home. I used to say that blindness benched me from the game of life. It was as if I was set aside ...
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Ask Ashley: Jumping, Crate Training, “Leave It” and More

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly Ashley here! Thank you all for the fantastic feedback from Ask Ashley blog #1! I am loving diving into these questions and problems with you, and if my answer doesn’t give you quite ...
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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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Light Up Leader Dog

Join us this holiday season as we Light Up Leader Dog! For a $10 donation, a luminary will be placed in your honor on Leader Dog's campus on the evening of December 11, 2021.