Seeing Eye Dogs program

World-class Seeing Eye Dogs

Seeing Eye Dogs develop and maintain innovative, high quality dog guide services valued by people who are blind or have low

Seeing Eye Dogs is the only national breeder, trainer and provider of dog guides.

A Seeing Eye Dogs journey to success

Breeding and health

The dogs with the highest quality health and temperament are selected to produce the future generations of Seeing Eye Dogs.

The Seeing Eye Dogs Vet team maintain and monitor the health of the pups and dogs throughout their development.

Puppy Development

The pups spend the first eight weeks of their lives in the puppy centre.

Then, volunteer carers will raise them for the next 12 months under the guidance of a Puppy Development Trainer.


After reaching approximately 12 months of age, dogs undertake an advanced training program lasting approximately five months.

This rigorous training ensures the dogs can safely guide their future partners.


Instructors work closely with clients on the waiting list in order to match the right dog with the right person.

Instructors stay in regular contact with clients so they can continue working safely and successfully with their dog.


Before a dog’s retirement, our team supports the client to plan their next steps.

Internationally accredited, Seeing Eye Dogs is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) and
Assistance Dogs International.