Graduates

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the virtual learning options or would like to learn more about a topic, please email Leslie Hoskins or give her a call at 248-650-7104.

Join us for Alumni Hour! If you have not received an invitation to attend Alumni Hour, contact Leslie Hoskins to be added to the list.

You're also invited to join us on the Leader Dogs for the Blind Alumni group on Facebook. This group is exclusively for graduates of Leader Dog programs.

Interested in applying for a program at Leader Dog? Explore Guide Dog Training, Orientation & Mobility Training or Summer Experience Camp.

What is O&M?

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Have you heard the term "O&M" but have no idea what it means? Learn about orientation and mobility (also known as white cane training) and about Leader Dog's unique approach to white cane training.

Guide Dog Readiness

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Are you ready for a guide dog? Learn from our certified orientation and mobility specialists and guide dog mobility instructors about strategies to prepare yourself and decide if now is the right time for a guide dog.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

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Ever wondered what those beeping poles are at intersections and/or how they work? Learn what Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) are and what they are not, how they can assist with orientation and mobility, and how to request an APS in your area (download sample letter).

Preparing Your Home for a Guide Dog

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Are you getting ready to bring home a Leader Dog? Learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your home.

Making an Application Video for Leader Dog

A woman with a white cane crosses a street on a brick crosswalk. There is traffic in the street behind her.

Getting ready to apply for training at Leader Dog? Leader Dog requires a video with your application to find out more about your mobility skills and prep the best training for each applicant. View a sample application video and learn what is important to include and some tips and tricks for the videographer.

Programs and Services FAQs

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Do you have some questions about Leader Dog and our programs and services? We've taken some of our most frequently asked questions and had our experts answer them! If you have additional questions please send them our way and we'll be happy to answer them for you!

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the virtual learning options or would like to learn more about a topic, please email Leslie Hoskins or give her a call at 248-650-7104.

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Alumni Hour

Alumni Hour is an exclusive space for Leader Dog graduates and incoming clients to connect and share experiences. A guide dog mobility instructor and certified orientation and mobility specialist will be present to discuss new topics and get feedback from this exclusive group. Please join the live Zoom meeting the first Wednesday of every month. If you have not received an email invitation, please email Leslie Hoskins or call her at 248-650-7104 to get on the list.

Alumni Facebook Group

Haven't joined the Leader Dogs for the Blind Alumni group on Facebook yet? This group is for Leader Dog graduates and incoming clients to meet, share thoughts and stories, and support each other. We share important announcements and news from Leader Dog for our clients here as well. You can find the Facebook group here.

Preparing Your Home for a Guide Dog

Screenshot of Preparing Your Home for a Guide Dog presentation

Are you getting ready to bring home a Leader Dog? Learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your home.

Guide Dog Readiness

Screenshot from Guide Dog Readiness presentation

Are you ready for a guide dog? Learn from our certified orientation and mobility specialists and guide dog mobility instructors about strategies to prepare yourself and decide if now is the right time for a guide dog.

What is O&M?

Screenshot from What is O&M? presentation

Have you heard the term "O&M" but have no idea what it means? Learn about orientation and mobility (also known as white cane training) and about Leader Dog's unique approach to white cane training.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Screenshot of Accessible Pedestrian Signals presentation

Ever wondered what those beeping poles are at intersections and/or how they work? Learn what Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) are and what they are not, how they can assist with orientation and mobility, and how to request an APS in your area (download sample letter).

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.