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AKC Museum of the Dog kicks off Guide Dog Series with Fidelco!

Visit the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City this summer for live demonstrations with our trainers and German Shepherd Dogs! Follow us on social media to see how we’re raising awareness about what it takes to prepare these special dogs to change the lives of people who are blind.

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Puppy Raiser Panel, Virtual Q&A

June 16th

Fidelco Training Staff Member Elizabeth DiPace kicks off the AKC Museum of the Dog’s summer series on guide dogs as she describes Fidelco’s mission and program. Fidelco Puppy Raisers will be onscreen to provide insight into their roles in the beginning of the guide dog training process and answer your questions!

Phase 1 of Guide Dog Training

June 30th

Our trainers are heading to the Museum of the Dog! Take a trip to NYC to meet Fidelco Guide Dog Trainers Ali and Chelsea along with their newest guide dogs-in-training, “Bowie” and “Bella.”

Learn about the first phase of training, the specifics of what these guides need to master before advancing to stage 2 of their training, and more.

Program is free with the purchase of Museum Admission.

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Phase 2 of Guide Dog Training

July 22nd

Fidelco Guide Dog Trainers, Lindsay and Tommy, and guide dogs-in-training, “Teagan,” and, "Utah", are heading to the Museum of the Dog in NYC! Join them at the museum to learn about the intermediate level of guide dog training and compare Teagan and Utah’s progress to that of “Bowie” and “Bella” from earlier in the month.

Program is free with the purchase of Museum Admission. 

Phase 3 of Guide Dog Training

August 18th

We’re heading back to the Museum of the Dog in NYC! This time, meet with guide dog trainer, Kevin, and guide dog-in-training, “Vader,” to see what the advanced level of training looks like.

Program is free with the purchase of Museum Admission.

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Art of the Dog

September 23rd

Join us for Art of the Dog! Fidelco Guide Dog Foundations inaugural art auction on September 23, 2021 at 5:30pm at the AKC Museum of the Dog for an evening of dogs, art, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Bid on paintings made by Fidelco German Shepherd guide dogs-in-training in the silent and live auctions.

Can't make it to New York City? You can still participate in the auction. Art of the Dog will be live-streamed for you to participate online.