Our training program is designed to accommodate both the experienced guide dog handler and the first timer. Here are seven factors we consider when evaluating a person for acceptance to our program:
Motivation: The desire and commitment to work with a guide dog must be strong within each individual. Training with and working with a guide dog can present many challenges as well as joys. A motivated handler will try hard to create a successful team.
Leadership: Dogs naturally look for authority and direction. The human partner must be the leader of the team, directing the canine partner in a supportive and consistent manner....
|Read the latest news from GDA! Available in a PDF or Word document.|