Tag: Staff

puppy, bus, driver, volunteer

Transit Day for Guide Dog Pups!

Puppies trained to become guide dogs practice public transit etiquette in Central Park Puppy raisers from the Sylmar puppy raising group recently had the unique opportunity to expose their foster puppies-in-training to three different busses, and they had the busses … Read more

xochitl enrichmet project

GDA Enrichment Challenge

Our guide dogs in training spend a great deal of time in the kennel. While we do our best to keep them busy when they’re not out training, putting an emphasis on enrichment is a goal of ours. Kennel manager … Read more

7 Reasons Why A Guide Dog is Right For You

Our training program is designed to accommodate both the experienced guide dog handler and the first timer. In this recent interview with The CW Network, Guide Dogs of America graduate Lorri Bernson talks about how her guide dogs have changed … Read more

Russ Gittlen and Dale Hartford over GDA logo

Thanks to Hartford, Welcome Gittlen!

Taking a “paws” to thank outgoing Guide Dogs of America president and welcome the new GDA president. As we begin 2017, we ask that you join us in sending best wishes to Dale E. Hartford, who has retired after serving … Read more

How GDA’s Instructors Prepare For Class

From personality to pace, new students to retrains, young adults to seniors, there’s a lot that goes into preparing for a class of 10 students and 10 dogs.