Once our dogs have completed training and know how to guide, they are ready to enter class training - which is when fully trained dogs are matched with clients enrolled in our classes.
The training that our clients receive while attending class at GDB gives them the skills to communicate, live, and work with their guide dogs. We are committed to pairing the right dogs with the right people. During the two-week class training, clients learn how to effectively handle, bond with, care for, and travel with their carefully selected guide dogs.
Our extensive training ensures that our clients and their dogs are compatible in every area, from pace to personalities. Classes focus not only on how to effectively and safely travel with a guide dog, but dog care and grooming; positive training techniques to reinforce desired behaviors; access and etiquette education; and how to transfer all of the information to the home environment. In addition, each client’s training is customized to reflect their individual lifestyle and travel needs.
All services are provided at no cost to our clients. That’s why we rely on gifts from people like you!
PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION, ROOM AND BOARD
- $500 provides transportation to and from class for one client: $500/TRANSPORTATION - ADD TO CART
- $4,000 helps to cover the cost of room and board for one client during class: $4,000/ROOM AND BOARD - ADD TO CART
- $20,000.00 covers the cost of a two-week class and room and board for one client! $20,000/TWO-WEEK CLASS - ADD TO CART
COVER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
- $15 provides one client with necessary materials during training: $15/CLASS MATERIALS - ADD TO CART
- $30 provides two clients with necessary materials during training: $30/CLASS MATERIALS - ADD TO CART
- $45 provides three clients with necessary materials during training: $45/CLASS MATERIALS - ADD TO CART
PROVIDE A HARNESS
- $350 provides one ergonomic guide dog harness for a guide dog team: $350/HARNESS - ADD TO CART
GIVE A GIFT TO A GRADUATE
Graduation day marks the end of class training and a new beginning for the clients, guide dogs, and puppy raisers as the new teams make their way into the world. It is a special day filled with a lot of love — as puppy raisers, clients, and guide dogs all take the stage to celebrate their achievements.
- $100 sends a guide dog care package to a new graduate. Package includes grooming kit, fleece pad, toys, etc. $100/GRADUATE CARE PACKAGE - ADD TO CART