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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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Clicker Training Your Dog

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly In this post, Ashley explains the why and how of clicker training, which is the positive reinforcement method that our guide dog mobility instructors use to work with Leader Dogs in training. If ...
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You Can’t Legislate Respectful Behavior

By Client Joanne Lax We have plenty of laws in the United States protecting the rights of people with disabilities. The grand-daddy of them all is the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, which since 1990 guarantees disabled individuals employment opportunities ...
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Meet Client Joanne Lax

Greetings, fellow Leader Dog users and supporters. Let me introduce myself, since I am a new contributor to Leader Dog publications. My name is Joanne Lax. I lost my vision around 1980, when I was 27 years old. I had ...
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