Minna Leppälä

Director/ GDMI (Guide Dog Mobility Instructor)

Yrittäjä Minna Leppälä

Mari Voutilainen

GDI (Guide Dog Trainer)

Mari Voutilainen

Director Minna Leppälä

My motto is:
"Listen, observe and give advice. Take each dog user and dog into account individually. When a dog user is happy and trusts the dog, the dog is also happy."

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

I have trained guide dogs since 1997. During these years, I have trained and placed dozens of guide dogs. Each guide dog has taught me matters about dogs. Each person has taught me matters about people.

PERSONAL HISTORY CONSERNING DOG TRAINING:

  •  Obedience trainer 1996
  • Trainer at The Guide Dog School of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired in 1997
  • Tellington touch course
  • Dog trainer, Uusimaa area 2006
  • Training for the Puppy Aptitude Test 2007-2008
  • Training families for raising a guide dog puppy and working as a laboratory technician in the sperm bank of The Guide Dog School of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired 2006-2008
  • I have trained numerous families for raising a guide dog puppy, I have also trained numerous guide dog puppies
  • Part-time teacher at the Kauhajoki School of Agriculture, Small Animal programme  2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 (I taught How to handle and train a dog)
  • After our family moved to Ilmajoki I still train guide gods, I also help private dog owners with training problems. You can see me in Seinäjoki city and in surrounding areas training guide dogs. You can spot these guide dogs trough their special harness. You can talk to me when you see me or you can contact me through my contact sheet, you can also call me. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Trainer at The Guide Dog School of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired in 1997
  • Näkövammaistyön peruskurssi (Basics of working with visually impaired)
  • Tellington touch course
  • Training for the Puppy Aptitude Test 2007-2008
  • Training families for raising a guide dog puppy and working as a laboratory technician in the sperm bank of The Guide Dog School of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired 2006-2008
  • Guide Dog Mobility Instructor 2016, GDMI (Guide Dog Mobility Instructor)