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Join Tevra in Celebrating International Guide Dog Day

By Shanna Stichler International Guide Dog Day is always the last Wednesday in April. This is a time to celebrate the important role that all guide dogs, but especially my good friend Diamond, play in the lives of blind and visually impaired handlers around the world. What are guide dogs anyway? Guide dogs are specially […]

Prison Puppy Raising Programs from Leader Dogs for the Blind!

Shanna Stichler Assistance dog training centers across the United States have discovered a new source of volunteers ready and willing to commit at least a year of their time to raising a service dog puppy and preparing him or her for formal task training. These people are inmates incarcerated in correctional institutions around the country. […]

Service Dog Breed Spotlight: The German Shepherd Dog

Shanna Stichler   Welcome to our third of four articles profiling the most popular dog breeds used for assistance dog work. We’ve already covered Labrador and Golden Retrievers, so it’s time now to highlight the ultimate versatile working dog, the German Shepherd! Next time, we’ll finish off the series by profiling Standard Poodles.   German […]