Are you interested in learning about the guide dog lifestyle? Guide Dogs for the Blind hosts an in-depth guide dog exploration learning opportunity called a Guide Dog Lifestyle Workshop. This free, half-day event gives individuals interested in pursuing the guide dog lifestyle self-assessment tools to determine guide dog readiness.

The Workshop Purpose

Guide Dog Lifestyle Workshops introduce you to the unique benefits and responsibilities of working and living with a guide dog. You will gain information through discussion and hands-on experiences. You will leave with the ability to make an informed decision as to whether or not a guide dog is a viable mobility choice for you.

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Things to Consider

Workshop Dates, Locations, and Reservations

Guide Dog Lifestyle Workshops are hosted at both of GDB’s campuses (San Rafael, California and Boring, Oregon), and run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2019 Workshop Dates and Locations:

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To enroll or learn more about guide dog lifestyle workshops taking place at GDB’s California campus, contact:
Jane Flower, Youth Outreach Specialist
Phone: 800 295 4050
Email: jflower@guidedogs.com

To enroll or learn more about guide dog lifestyle workshops taking place at GDB’s Oregon campus, contact:
Jake Koch, Community Outreach Specialist
Phone: 800 295 4050
Email: jkoch@guidedogs.com

Contact Us

If you have questions about the guide dog lifestyle workshops, please call and we'll be happy to help.