Getting Ready

Getting ready to attend Guiding Eyes Training School? Here are all the details.

A student’s two-week stay at the Yorktown campus is an unforgettable learning experience.

Training School Program

Students who come to Guiding Eyes for training, learn new skills, make new friends, and – most importantly – meet the specially-trained guide dog they’ve been waiting for. Students are assigned their dog on Day Two of training, a day affectionately known as “Dog Day.”


Following Dog Day, the class travels to one of our off campus locations in Yorktown Heights White Plains to give the new teams an opportunity to become familiar with a single environment and route as they learn to work with their new dog.Guide dog training involves a lot of outdoor walking in all sorts of weather, so make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes and outdoor gear!


As the training continues, students participate in workshops and discussions to learn about the care of their dog and legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state statutes.


Student travel expenses and arrangements are paid for and managed by Guiding Eyes. Staff members will review travel arrangements with students before they are finalized.


By Plane or Train: Guiding Eyes will meet students at the airport or train station and will bring them to the Training Center.


New York City Residents: For students who are not able to use public transportation to the Training Center, Guiding Eyes will arrange for door-to-door transportation.