We offer hands-on seminars to Orientation and Mobility Specialists and O&M students in training.

(Please note, Guiding Eyes is not offering on-campus seminars at this time.)

These seminars are designed to enable participants to:

  • Identify and advise clients who are considering a guide dog
  • Prepare clients who will be training with guide dogs
  • Work more effectively with clients who have guide dogs
  • Gain a thorough understanding of what guide dogs and guide dog training are about

During the seminar you’ll learn about:

  • Guide dog training techniques
  • Street crossings
  • Orientation
  • Patterning and conditioning for specific travel objectives
  • Common Dos and Don’ts of guide dog travel
  • How we make great matches between people and guide dogs

Each participant will get to work with a senior Guide Dog Instructor and will walk both sighted and under blindfold with the dog in harness.

The on-site seminar also includes time with instructors, specialized and admissions staff, and earns certified O&M specialists ACVREP-approved CE units.

Seminar groups have up to eight participants.

On-site seminars are held between April and November.

We can also bring our seminar to your agency or college if you have a minimum of five O&M professionals or students who wish to participate.

For more information, please contact:
Admissions Department
(800) 942-0149 ext. 2222

Orientation & Mobility Seminar Request Form

(Please note, Guiding Eyes is not offering on-campus seminars at this time.)

Orientation & Mobility Seminar Request Form