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The Guide Dog Class Experience

An adult learning environment, tailored to your needs.

The guide dog class curriculum at GDB is designed to be practical and flexible in order to address the unique circumstances of each client. Guide Dogs for the Blind provides a variety of learning options based upon your individual needs and goals during our two-week guide dog program. You will enjoy the privacy of single rooms along with amenities such as libraries; music, exercise, and computer rooms; private telephones with voicemail; descriptive videos; and wireless internet access. The comfort of our student residence facilities, along with caring and professional staff, provide an atmosphere that is hospitable and conducive to learning.

A client psychosocial support specialist, who also is a guide dog handler, is available for consultation. Nursing staff provides routine health care, assists those with special medical needs, and handles any health emergencies. During your class training, a veterinarian will personally consult with you and discuss the medical history of your new guide dog.

Two women with their guide dogs stand in front of a colorful flower shop. Two women with their guide dogs stand in front of a colorful flower shop.

Guide Dog Class Details

Before applying for a guide dog, take the opportunity to make sure you're ready.

Guide Dog Self Screening

Study the guide dog program coursework to get a jump on the learning materials.

Class Lecture Materials