Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited guide dog school providing greater independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity.
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Orientation & Mobility Seminars

Guiding Eyes offers unique, hands-on seminars to professionals involved in rehabilitation for the blind and visually impaired, particularly Orientation and Mobility Specialists.

These seminars are designed to help rehabilitation professionals:

  • Better advise clients who are considering a guide dog
  • Better prepare clients who will be training with guide dogs
  • Work more effectively with clients who have guide dogs

Seminar Highlights:

  • “JUNO” walks and instruction
  • Making the ideal match
  • Commands, corrections, reinforcements
  • Street crossings
  • Maintaining orientation
  • Patterning and conditioning for specific travel objectives
  • Common Do’s and Don’ts of guide dog travel

Seminar groups have no more than 8 participants. Each participant is assigned a fully trained Guiding Eyes dog to work with under the guidance of a senior Guide Dog Instructor, for two 30-minute city walks.

The seminar includes time with instructors, special needs and admissions staff, and a student currently in guide dog training.

Seminars are held between April and November. For more information contact:

Bev Klayman
Manager of Admissions Services
800-942-0149 ext. 2222
bklayman@guidingeyes.org