Once a Guide Dog has been trained and matched, it is time to start learning with their new partner. It is exciting, scary, emotional, tiring, daunting… did we mention exciting!
Orientation and Mobility is a program of assessment and instruction designed to enhance the safety, independence and confidence of people who are blind or vision impaired.
We provide assessment and training in daily living and leisure interests, with emphasis on maintaining or developing independence and safety within the home environment.
It takes nearly two years to train a Guide Dog. Training starts soon after the pups are born and at 18 months, they commence up to six months of intensive training to learn all the skills it needs to become a Guide Dog.
Pepper & Paddy Puppy Appeal.
April 21, 2013
To celebrate International Guide Dog Day on 24 April, we are launching our Pepper & Paddy Puppy Appeal.
Puppy Raisers. Needed Now.
January 20, 2013
With new puppies arriving every few months throughout 2013, we desperately need Puppy Raisers.
December 10, 2012
A Christmas message to all our supporters, from the President of Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania