Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB): Applying, Qualifying and Getting Training. Meet Jim Power – Field Service Manager. Plus, Listen to Belo Cipriani’s Guide Dog Story. #NFB19


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While attending the 2019 NFB Convention in Las Vegas, Jeff Thompson had the opportunity to talk with Jim Power from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Jim is a Field Service Manager and talks about the process of applying for a Guide Dog and the process one experiences in obtaining a Guide Dog. You can find out more about Guide Dogs for the Blind by calling 1-800-295-4050 and on the web at

Jeff mentions that a lot of his friends have Guide Dogs from GDB and one of them being Belo Cipriani. Belo’s video can be found on the Guide Dogs for the Blind YouTube Channeland you can also find Belo’s interviewthat he did with the Blind Abilities Team back in 2017. You can find more stories about Guide Dogs on the GDB YouTube Channel.


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