Application - Required Materials

About Puppy Raising

Assisting you with your mobility needs is important to us. In order to begin your application review, all required items must be completed and submitted to your client services coordinator. These items include:

  • Application for Training
  • Medical History Form
  • Vision Evaluation Form
  • Consent to Release Information Form
  • Video and Photography Release
  • Video demonstrating independent travel skills

Application for Training

The application for training provides us with an overview of who you are, including where you live, health, travel skills, education, employment, previous guide dog experience and references. Please provide as much information as possible for each section.

Please note, the application must be signed and dated by you and witnessed by one person.

Medical History and Vision Evaluation Forms

The medical history and vision evaluation forms should be completed by your family physician and eye care professional. If you have health concerns that could complicate training, please make sure these concerns are stated clearly by your physician. Training, especially for the guide dog program, is demanding and requires several hours of walking and working with a dog each day.

Consent to Release Information

The waiver release of liability, indemnity and consent form allows Leader Dog to contact those listed on your application. All information is confidential and is not distributed outside of our organization.

This form also allows us to share information with other professionals selectively. For example, it allows us to supply a doctor’s office or hospital with your medical information if you are accepted for training at Leader Dog and need to see a doctor while you are here.

Video Demonstrating Independent Travel Skills

A video demonstrating your independent travel skills is required by our admissions committee, and will assist us in assessing your skills and suitability for training. For guidelines on how to complete this portion of the application, view our video guidelines.