Some Guiding Eyes for the Blind fosters have raised or had dogs before; others have no experience with dogs. In either case, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is committed to helping each foster understand their dog’s behavior, successfully care for their dog, and enjoy the process. The Brood/Stud Manager and the Guiding Eyes for the Blind staff will teach and guide you through every step.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides training for all new fosters in dog handling and health care. Lessons are scheduled weekly, and continue until the foster is able to handle a dog confidently and effectively. On average, fosters attend 4 to 6 lessons before getting their dog, and 3 to 6 additional lessons after taking the dog home. Depending on your skill level, you may require more or fewer lessons.
The Brood/Stud Program Manager is always available by phone or e-mail for questions, problems, or concerns the foster may have. If problems arise that necessitate closer follow-up and support, the foster will be scheduled to come to the CDC for extra help.