Licensed guide dog mobility instructors are the backbone of our Training Department. They are committed to our mission of providing the best possible training for our dogs and the people that we serve. Their responsibilities include:

Licensed instructors have completed our three-year Apprenticeship Program and have passed the rigorous oral, written, and practical exams administered by the California State Guide Dog Board (apprentices at our Oregon campus are also required to obtain the California State Guide Dog Instructor License).

Meet Some of Our Guide Dog Mobility Instructors

Careers in our Training Department

We offer several employment opportunities in our Training Department:

If you're interested in pursuing a long-term career with GDB as a licensed guide dog mobility instructor, we advise that you apply for the entry-level position of canine welfare technician. Qualified canine welfare technicians may then be accepted into our three-year guide dog mobility apprenticeship program to gain rigorous hands-on experience in preparation for the oral, written, and practical exams administered by the California State Guide Dog Board (apprentices at our Oregon campus are also required to obtain the California State Guide Dog Instructor License).

Visit our Careers page to learn more about job openings.