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.
Young designer wins top award
March 05, 2014
Young designer and GDT client, Duncan Meerding, recently won the Green Award for Best Sustainable Design at "The Edge 2014".
Hawks “take the lead” for Guide Dogs
February 19, 2014
Hawthorn FC helps Guide Dogs Tasmania launch their online fundraising campaign: "Taking The Lead".
Paws for a photo this Valentine’s Day!
February 06, 2014
Share the Puppy Love with Guide Dogs Tasmania on February 14.