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Leader Dogs for the Blind Receives National Recognition for Prison Puppy Raising Program

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As the ClickerExpo conference in Norfolk, VA, approaches, we’re highlighting each of our Taste of ClickerExpo live broadcast partners, and sharing exciting news about them!

For more than 70 years, the Leader Dogs for the Blind (Leader Dogs) organization has been an innovator in breeding golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, and German shepherds and training them to become guide dogs. Each year, Leader Dogs pairs more than 200 blind and visually impaired clients with guide dogs at a 26-day residential training program at their campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This event can be life-changing for the clients, opening the door to greater independence, safety, and self-worth.

In 2013, Leader Dogs for the Blind was the recipient of the Mutual of America Foundation’s Community Partnership Award for the Inside to Outside Initiative: Prison Puppy Raising Program! Read more about the award.

Leader Dogs will be hosting a 1-day Live Broadcast of ClickerExpo on March 29, 2014 in Rochester Hills, MI. Learn more about participating in the live broadcasts in Michigan and other locations, or about attending the ClickerExpo Conference in person on March 28-30 in Norfolk, VA.