Being a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor with GDB is a special role that requires intelligence, emotional fortitude, and a love for both people and animals. What could be more rewarding than training a dog to fulfill its purpose as a guide, than working closely with a client and dog to secure the bond and ensure the team’s success? You’ll enjoy a sense of accomplishment every day knowing that your work is a crucial part of our mission.
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Largest guide dog school in North America and an industry leader
Certified by the International Guide Dog Federation, with 3 staff members who are IGDF assessors
We specialize in R+ Operant Conditioning and positive reinforcement-based training
Why a Career in Our Training Department
GDB offers a stable, professional career in training guide dogs and working with clients, with the potential for longevity and ongoing learning and growth. You’ll have the equipment and training you need, plus exceptional support from your manager and team through frequent meetings and communication. You can potentially step up into higher levels of the Instructor role and even into a Supervisory position.
“Working with our dogs is already the best job ever, but when you see what they mean to our clients, it gives you a deep appreciation of how much effort went into this dog’s journey to get where they are. It’s a feeling that can’t be replicated, or even fully explained. Having just finished my Apprenticeship, I’m really just starting. The difference between GDB and other organizations is that I feel I can have a career here.”
Adam, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor