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Ankle Biting Poop Monsters

On this episode we talk with breeding host Sarah King about how having a Leader Dog mom made a positive impact on her family.

Back Up and Shut Up

On this episode we talk with Orientation and Mobility Instructor Barry Stafford about his unique role at Leader Dog.

Inside the Wire

On this episode we talk with Leader Dog Client Bill Massey about his journey with blindness and his time at Leader Dog.

A Little More

On this episode we talk with Laura Fisher about her role as a puppy development coordinator and about how she is raising a puppy sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation.

New Year, New Season, New Goals

On this short episode Timothy, Christina and Leslie talk about new year goals!

Packs a Punch

On this episode we talk with Leader Dog Client Brooke Coleman about her journey with vision loss and the works she’s doing on her college campus for disability advocacy.

Ask a GDMI

On this episode we answer questions we commonly get asked about guide dog's from two of our guide dog mobility instructors.

The Giving Season

This week we talk with Missy Aupperle, Director of Philanthropy Personal Giving, about the giving season and what it means for nonprofits.

Picking the Perfect Present

On this shorter episode we talk about the holiday season, gifts for a guide dog and accessible gifts for someone who is blind or visually impaired.

Driving Backwards

On this episode we talk with client and veteran Clif who talks about his journey with blindness and receiving a guide dog via home delivery.

What's Your Favorite Dish?

On this shorter episode of the Taking the Lead podcast we talk about the Thanksgiving holiday, what we are thankful for and Timothy touches on navigating holiday festi...

Not Sled Dogs

On this episode we talk with Dr. Smith, Director of Veterinary Services at Leader Dogs for the Blind. He shares with us the work he and his team do to care for and sup...

Different Perspective

On this episode we talk with Leader Dog client Mark Harris about his journey having multiple Leader Dogs and how his perspective has changed throughout his journey wit...

Six Seconds Later

On this episode we talk with two team members who are in the apprenticeship program to become guide dog mobility instructors (GDMI's).

Just Say Hi

On this episode we talk about Blindness Awareness Month and White Cane Safety Day.

Full Circle

In this episode we talk with Monica and Maya, a mother-daughter duo who are both a part of the Leader Dog family as a puppy raiser and client.

Not So Boring After All

In this episode we talk to Raven who is a member of the breeding and puppy care team and fellow podcaster! She is a guide dog handler herself and shares her experience...

Weather or Not

On this episode of the Taking the Lead podcast we talk with GDMI's Kathryn Roberts and Sarah Duyck who work with clients who are DeafBlind and provide individualized i...

Burrito this Baby

On this episode we talk with Peter Tucic with HumanWare on his journey with blindness and how he's been a long-time partner with Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Found on Facebook

On this episode we talk with Arabella Jones, a new Leader Dog graduate who works as an ophthalmology assistant. We talk with her about her journey with blindness and h...

Disability Pride

On this episode we talk with client Leatrice Fullerton who is an advocate in the blindness and disability community. She shares her experience with Leader Dog but also...

Buy One Get One Free

In this episode, we talk with podcast host Timothy Cuneio’s wife on how they navigated their relationship with Timothy’s journey of losing his vision.

Timothy's in Town

On this episode host Timothy Cuneio is with Christina Hepner and Leslie Hoskins in-person recording for the first time! He talks about his visit back to the Leader Dog...

Not Everyone Can Drive a Dog

On this short episode we talk with host Timothy about finding a dog sitter for your guide dog when you can't take the dog on vacation.

First Point of Contact

In this episode we talk with Melissa Priester, Manager of Client Services, about the application process and what her team does for clients.

Loud and Proud

On this episode of Taking the Lead we talk with client Ellen Harper who is newer to the Leader Dog family but has still managed to participate in numerous Leader Dog p...

Turndown Service

On this episode we talk with Jeff Stein, Manager of Canine Care, about how our future Leader Dogs are cared for in the canine center while they are in guide dog training.

Live Life to the Fullest

In this episode we talk with client Rita Harris who has been a speaker for Leader Dog, is a Lion, a nonprofit leader of her own and has attended Leader Dog for both Or...

Pack of Guanacos

We talk with Melissa Pletcher, Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Leader Dogs for the Blind about the many volunteer opportunities.

Flip a Coin

To kick off Season 3 we talk with Leader Dog client Jill Hinton Wolfe. She recently received her Leader Dog Hannah and is a U.S. Army Veteran who currently serves as G...

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