Minna Leppälä

Director/ GDMI (Guide Dog Mobility Instructor)

Yrittäjä Minna Leppälä

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)
  • Private trader 2004-

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)
  • Clicker Training Conference, Guide Dogs for the Blind, California 2019