Empowerment for a lifetime of Independent travel!

Guide Dog Training.....Since 1939, Leader dog has operated one of the world's most respected and innovative guide dog programs. The FREE 26 day residential training program welcomes clients who are legally blind, at least 16 years old, have good orientation and mobility skills and are able to care for their dog.

Training is personalized for each client. Thanks to sophisticated breeding, puppy raising and dog training programs, Leader Dog is able to match clients with a dog that best fits their lifestyle, travel pace, physical size, stamina, and other considerationd

The mission of Leader Dogs for the Blind is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel through quality Leader Dogs, highly effective client instruction and innovative services.

For more information about Leader Dogs, visit or call 888-777-5332

1) A Leader Dog is a Working Dog - Do not pet in harness

2) A person using a leader Dog is independent - Leader Dog is usually on the left

3) Assisting with Verbal Directions - Speak to the person...not the dog

4) Never offer food to a leader dog - Treats should only be given by dogs handler

5) Acting as Human (Sighted ) guide - At times it is easier to serve as a human guide instead of giving verbal directions  

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