Leader Dogs for the Blind is one of the largest guide dog organizations in the world. Established in 1939, the organization is recognized for its fine training of dogs, stellar education of its clients and its ability to work with clients who are legally blind and some who have additional physical limitations. Clients receive the services free of charge and are provided room and board during their 26-day stay on the Leader Dog campus. Leader Dog is one of only two organizations in the world with a specially designed course to train people who are both Deaf and blind to work with a Leader Dog. Additionally, Leader Dog offers an accelerated orientation and mobility program to train people on how to use a white cane and to prepare them to train with a Leader Dog if they choose. Leader Dogs for the Blind also runs a Summer Experience Program for kids 16 and 17 years old.
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