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Path to a Guide Dog Series

Welcome to Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Path to a Guide Dog E-Series!

Get the facts straight from the dog’s mouth on a variety of topics about the guide dog lifestyle! Join hosts Jane Flower, Youth Outreach Specialist and Jake Koch, Community Outreach Specialist at Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) for this three-part online series.

This event is intended for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, (including family members/friends) and blindness professionals interested in exploring the guide dog lifestyle. The Path to a Guide Dog E-series is recommended for ages 14 and older.

Topics include:

- Day 1: Overview of GDB, a discussion about the differences between white cane and guide dog mobility, how to determine guide dog readiness, and GDB’s youth services.

- Day 2: Application path and criteria to GDB’s guide dog program, and a description about the Orientation and Mobility Immersion program.

- Day 3: Client training options, and Guide Dogs for the Blind’s suite of follow-up services.

Upcoming Session Dates

All sessions are held from 10:00-11:30 A.M. Pacific time (U.S. and Canada).

  • November 9-11
  • December 14-16

How to Register

Registration Required. RSVP to the Path to a Guide Dog E-Series by emailing Jake Koch at: [email protected]

Be sure to include the session dates that you would like to attend in your emailed RSVP.

The Path to a Guide Dog E-Series will be held via the Zoom platform. A Zoom link/call-in details will be provided a couple days before the event to all participants who RSVP by email to [email protected]

Questions? Get in touch via the email address above, or by calling 1 (800) 295 4050

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