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SPEAKER  August 2nd, 2017

Susan Dishart

Training Guide Dogs For The Blind

Sue Dishart is the Director of Development for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael. We have
all seen many dogs with the SERVICE DOG vest. Training service dogs to help the blind is
a very complex process requiring many volunteers to train the dogs.

Not all volunteers have the ability to train the dogs nor can many dogs master the complex
training. Volunteers usually start the process which ends up in pass or fail for the puppies.
Those dogs who pass the first phase move on to more training eventually with their new owner
who naturally also needs to learn how to use the dog.

We expect that Sue will bring along a couple of puppies and a blind person to our luncheon.