Please note the audio for this call was split into two parts due to website upload constraints.
Council members in attendance:
Liz Bottner, Victoria Keatting, Andrea Conner, Nicole Yarmolkevich, Deborah Groeber, Rick Ross, Leslie Hamric, Deirdre Maxwell, Cindy LaBon, and Jywanza Maye
Topic: It Takes A Village Part Two: Six graduates address questions from participating Puppy Raisers
Panelists – Graduate Council Members:
Andrea Conner and Gretzky, second guide dog
Liz Bottner and Ocala, fourth guide dog/first running guide dog
Nicole Yarmolkevich and Pat, third guide dog
Deborah Groeber and Iris, sixth guide dog/first running guide dog
Abby Edwards and Kathy, first guide dog
Rick Ross and Leon, first guide dog
Topic: It Takes A Village: Four Puppy Raisers Share Their Insights On Puppy Raising.
Topic: An overview of class and field training protocols.
Presenter: Mike Goehring, Regional Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (RGDMI) – Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Topic: Reworking guide dogs after errors and how to approach and work around obstacles
Presenter: Andrea Martine, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) – Specialized Training Department, Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Topic: Using the Clicker as a Training Tool
Presenter: Caryn Fellows, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) – Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Topic: Meet Your 2020-2021 Guiding Eyes Graduate Council
Topic: Misconceptions and Myths – Relates to calling the school for help with training, behavior and/or retirement
Presenter: Mike Goehring, Regional Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (RGDMI) Guiding Eyes for the Blind