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.


Moira sits smiling at the camera. Her long hair is down and she is wearing a black sleeveless top. Seated next to her is a yellow lab with its mouth slightly open as though smiling.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Moira Shea

Hello there, my name is Moira Shea and I have ...
A young yellow lab puppy sits in the snow, looking up toward the camera and wearing a blue Future Leader Dog bandanna.

A Love Letter to Puppy Raisers

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly Some of you ...
Anu stands outside in a dark colored t-shirt. She is smiling and holding a young German shepherd in her arms.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Anu Joshi

Hey Everyone! My name is Anu, I’m from Southeast Michigan ...
Ashley is taking out a selfie with Uni, whose head is resting over her shoulder. Uni's face is white and his nose is close to the camera. Ashley is smiling.

The Discomfort of Learning

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly We all want ...
Blue background with text on top in light green reading Voices of the Leader Dog Community.

Voices of the Leader Dog Community: the LDB Team

For this month’s installment of Voices of the Leader Dog ...
Cerr is seated next to black lab Iris. She is smiling at the camera and wearing a floral yellow top. Iris is in her Leader Dog harness. Behind them is a light gray photo backdrop.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Cerr

Hello Everyone! My name is Cerr and I am from ...
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