On this episode of the Seeing Eye Dogs Show Harriet we have two interviews to share with you.
President of CNIB Guide Dogs Diane Bergeron joins us in the Kooyong studio for a chat. We talk about the relationship between schools internationally and the collaboration we can share as well as about her role at CNIB Guide Dogs. Diane is a dog guide handler herself, so we talk about the personal insights and lived experience she brings to her role as president of the school.
Seeing Eye Dogs handler Gordon Boughton shares his story with us, and talks with us about his new partnership with Seeing Eye Dog Yuma. Gordon tells us about his experience losing his vision later in life and becoming a first time dog guide handler at age 80. His story is a great one- especially for anyone who isn't sure if they're too old to consider applying for their first Seeing Eye Dog.
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We are looking for puppy carers now in selected regions of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria so if you're keen to raise a puppy to hopefully become a Seeing Eye Dog we'd like to hear from you! It's an incredibly rewarding experience, with training provided and costs including food, supplied and vet care provided free to puppy carers. Carers need time, patience and love to give to a puppy, so if you want to commit to a year of puppy raising, we would love your help. Get in touch to find out about volunteering with us or apply now via our website.