We're big fans of the Southeastern Guide Dogs organization. And they have some exciting news to share. Jennifer Bement joins us to tell us about their new outreach center and dog boutique. And they've put out a new book called "Raise & Train Your Puppy Like the Experts."
About the Outreach Center & Dog Boutique: Opening to the public on Friday, November 1st the St. Petersburg Outreach Center will be a place where folks in St. Pete can go to learn about the amazing service guide dogs provide. Locals can drop by the center for "Take a Break" sessions to visit with Southeastern's adorable Ambassador dogs. They can also "pay it forward" in collar making classes that teach the method for making the durable para-cord collars used for Southeastern's puppies. And for those who are hankering for some puppy love, weekly "Wag 'n Greets" will give the public a chance to interact with Southeastern's Ambassador dogs.
With all this dog-gone goodness, they haven't left out Fifi or Fido either, the Outreach Center & Dog Boutique is obviously dog-friendly and has a gift shop chock full of unique dog products. On special occasions there will even be the opportunity for Fifi or Fido to get a complimentary massage while their owner shops. The book is "Raise & Train Your Puppy Like the Experts." It was written by our certified trainers and teaches a positive reinforcement method that is very close to how we train our dogs. We used our own talent for all of the photography, layout, dogs, etc. and all of the proceeds from the book and book/DVD all go to fund our mission.