Choosing to live the guide dog lifestyle is a big decision, so finding the right partner to help you along the way is critical. We are committed to the success of our students before, during, and long after the time they spend with us in class:

  • All services are provided at no cost to you — this includes your guide, transportation to and from our campuses in California and Oregon, instruction, and more.
  • Our classes are two weeks long, minimizing disruption to your personal and professional commitments.
  • We provide highly customized instruction; classes generally have 6-8 students and the ratio of students to instructors is 2:1.
  • During your stay with us, you will enjoy a private hotel-style room. Our beautiful student residences have libraries, music, computer, and exercise rooms.
  • GDB provides our alumni with a lifetime of support. You will become part of a world-class alumni association and also receive the following benefits: financial assistance for veterinary care, as needed; in-person follow-up visits; access to a dedicated support center, and when the time comes for a guide to retire, we can discuss the potential for a successor dog. 
The Application Process
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Did You Know

The average Guide Dogs for the Blind graduate will have four Guide Dogs in their lifetime.

After having my guide dog Dynamo for a year, a piece of my soul was filled.

- Tom, alumnus

We're committed to serving our students long after graduation.

Alumni Support

Meet some of our guide dog Mobility Instructors

Mobility Instructors

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Class Lecture Materials