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.


. On the left is a black Labrador retriever lying down, looking forward and wearing a red bow on its collar with a sign that says "You're My Person" with hearts on it in front of the dog.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Amy Schupska

Hi! My name is Amy Schupska. My husband of 18 ...
A young woman with brown, French-braided hair and glasses sitting on a short stone wall with her arm around a yellow Labrador retriever sitting next to her. The dog is leaning heavily into the woman’s side. There is a statue of a Lion wearing a crown leaning on a large letter “K” behind them. There is a tall concreate and mirror building in the far background.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Kayla

My name is Kayla. I have Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), so ...
Mark Mansell stands in the canine center lobby on Leader Dog's campus. He is smiling and holding a black lab Leader Dog puppy. His wife, Debbie, is smiling and looking at the puppy

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Mark Mansell

Part 1: Introduction Hello, I am Lion Mark Mansell. It ...
Ethan Wilson outdoors in a wintery environment

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Ethan Wilson

This month’s community member for Voices of the Leader Dog ...
Group of young people on video conferencing platform with several Leader Dog personnel

Virtual Summer Experience Camp 2021

The Leader Dog team hosted a second Virtual Summer Experience ...
Ashley, smiling, hugs a black dog whose head is leaning against her.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Ashley Nunnelly

Hi, I’m Ashley Nunnelly, a guide dog mobility instructor at ...
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