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 Guide Dog

About: Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Meredith Bryde discusses what goes into training a dog to become a guide dog, including the positive reinforcement methods we use.

Leader Dog’s Puppy Raising Program

About: Manager of Canine Development Bev Blanchard gives an overview of how Leader Dog’s puppy raising program works.

Leader Dog’s Breeding Selection Process

About: Breeding Program Manager Dana Hunter talks about the process of choosing moms and dads to create the best possible chances for puppies that will grow into successful Leader Dogs.

About Good Dog: Good Dog is an organization that screens and evaluates dog breeders to identify breeders who engage in safe, responsible and scientifically backed breeding practices. We’re proud to announce that Good Dog has recognized Leader Dog for our ethical breeding program and our team members who are passionate about responsible breeding practices, care and training of guide dogs.


Andy sits smiling in front of a gray photo backdrop with yellow lab Ingrid sitting next to him. Ingrid is in her Leader Dog harness and Andy holds her leash.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Andrew Stone

The second voice in Voices of the Leader Dog Community ...
A male Leader Dog guide dog mobility instructor sits on a bench with a female client. They are smiling and appear to be talking. A golden retriever in leather Leader Dog harness sits next to the client on the ground.

Stories from Guide Dog Mobility Instructors

Introduction by Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly. Hello, readers! ...
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Leader Dog’s Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leader Dogs for the Blind’s core values include doing what ...
Leatrice walking down a sidewalk with her yellow lab Leader Dog

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Leatrice Fulllerton

October 8 was the first day of our Voices of ...
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Introducing “Voices of the Leader Dog Community”

In recent months, individuals and organizations have been challenged to ...
Ashley kneels on a lawn, smiling, with her arms around a yellow lab wearing a Leader Dog harness. The dog is sitting next to her and looking at the camera

Ask Ashley: Distractions, Barking, Clickers and More

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly My first advice ...
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