Puppy raising classes held twice monthly on Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the United Methodist Christ Church, 54 Bay St., Glens Falls. Please call for additional information and to reserve your place in these fun and informative classes! Do something extraordinary, raise a future guide dog!
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Barb Paszul, Region Coordinator
Kate Gardner, Regional Puppy Instructor
Puppy Raising classes and Pre-Placement Puppy Classes are designed to prepare you for raising a puppy to become someone’s Guiding Eyes. Classes are held two Monday evenings per month at the Lisha’s Kill Reformed Church , 2131 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY. For more information on class times or raising a puppy in the Capital region, please contact the regional leaders listed below.
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Naomi Barkevich, Team Member
Ann Halburian, Region Coordinator
Puppy raising classes are held every 3rd Monday of each month and alternate between the Arcade area and Olean, NY at 6pm.
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Dawn Fiegl, Region Coordinator
Susan Cooper, Region Coordinator
Central New York
Classes are held on alternating Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please contact one of the Region Coordinators listed below for a schedule of classes. Most classes held in the immediate Syracuse area.
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Sarah Riester, Co-Region Coordinator
Mary Oonk, Co-Region Coordinator
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at the Canine Development Center in Patterson, NY or at a nearby location. Please contact the Region Coordinator for class time and location.
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Kathi Carey, Region Coordinator
Liz Vacchiano, Regional Puppy Instructor
Puppy Raising Classes are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave, Lancaster,NY 14086 or at a nearby location. Please contact your Region Coordinator for additional information.
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Dianne Ende, Region Coordinator
Foundations Classes held at the Cornell Veterinary School Atrium, Cornell Campus, Ithaca, NY. Please contact Deb for class times.
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Shannon Doubet, Region Coordinator
Deborah Watrous, Region Team Member
Classes held alternating Thursday evenings either at St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main Street, Oneonta, NY (parking behind the church off Elm Street) or at locations around Oneonta. Please contact the Region Coordinator or Regional Manager for class dates, times, and locations.
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Amy Blechman, Region Coordinator
MeKalea Chambliss, Regional Puppy Instructor
Monroe Region classes meet on Tuesday evenings in the Rochester area. Please contact our region team for specific locations, dates, and times.
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Karie Livingston, Region Coordinator
Cassie Houghton, Regional Puppy Instructor
Southern Tier (NY)
Puppy raising classes are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00PM at United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main Street, Hornell, NY. (Parking on Church Street)
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Shawn Carstens, Region Coordinator
Sandy Shaw, Ass’t Region Coordinator
Elizabeth Williams, Ass’t Region Coordinator
Wayne County (NY)
Puppy Raising Classes are held the first and third Tuesday evening of the month at various locations throughout Wayne, Ontario and Seneca Counties. Pre-placement classes, designed to prepare you for raising a puppy to become someone’s Guiding Eyes, are held quarterly. Please contact the Region Coordinator to find out more.
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Elizabeth Walker, Region Coordinator
Puppy Raising Classes are held on Monday evenings in Yorktown, NY and surrounding local areas. Pre-placement classes, designed to prepare you for raising a puppy to become someone’s Guiding Eyes, are held at our Canine Development Center in Patterson, NY. Please contact us to find out more or to attend these fun and informative classes.
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Alissa Phillips, Region Coordinator
Liz Vacchiano, Regional Puppy Instructor