Focus on: Jennifer - Guide Dog Trainer

I visited Guide Dogs for the first time during Jennifer, Guide Dog Trainermy university course. As I learned more I was inspired by what the association stood for and the role of Guide Dog Trainer really appealed to me. Fast forward to actually getting the job and it was so much more than I expected.

The Guide Dog Trainer is one of the key roles that contribute to the end result of the guide dog/ client partnership. We are the dogs' first handler during the formal training process and it is our job to create a good relationship with every dog based on trust and friendship. Every dog is different and it is up to us to determine factors such as the pace at which their training should progress, and their strengths and weaknesses as future guide dogs.

It is challenging at times but so rewarding. I look forward to coming to work every day.




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"It is challenging at times but so rewarding. I look forward to coming to work every day."

- Jennifer - Guide Dog Trainer