Guide Dogs

Our dogs enable people who are vision impaired achieve greater independence and mobility

Guide Dogs act not only as a mobility aid but also as a constant support providing both safety and social benefits.

Your new-found independence and mobility will give you greater freedom to enjoy getting out and about, both for work and socialising.

Our 3-week residential training programme involves you coming to our Training Centre where our team of expert instructors will train you and your new partner on everyday skills, from crossing roads to using public transport, as well as dog handling, feeding, grooming and vet care.

We train people from the age of 16 and there is no upper limit. All our services are provided at no cost to you.

What does a Guide Dog do?

How does a Guide Dog know when to cross a road?

FAQ's

Handling Tips

How to care for your Guide or Assistance Dog

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Access Rights for Guide Dogs

Guide Dog Owners cannot be discriminated against under Irish law on the grounds of disability

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Please complete the following form to apply for a Guide Dog.

We will be in touch with you to discuss your application and the process involved in being considered for a Guide Dog.

Have any questions? Contact us today at: 1850 506 300 or email: support@guidedogs.ie

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Sarah sitting with Guide Dog Mossy on a bridge

Sarah sitting with Guide Dog Mossy on a bridge

3 Week Training Programme

Our 3-week residential training programme involves you coming to our National Training Centre in Cork where our team of expert instructors will train you and your new partner on everyday skills, from crossing roads to using public transport, as well as dog handling, feeding, grooming and vet care.

Nicky sitting with Guide Dog Phoebe

Nicky sitting with Guide Dog Phoebe

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope to have covered any questions you might have in mind in relation to having a Guide Dog and the work of these incredible dogs.


Luke & Kain

Luke is still non-verbal but when I see him smiling down at Kain it shows me he doesn’t need words to express how happy he is.

Kim & Jango

Meeting Jango was one of the best moments of my life. He’s a beautiful big cuddly dog with the personality to match. From the moment I met him I knew we were going to be best buddies.

Shauna & Esme

When I needed a hand, I found a paw.

Conor & Quelda

When Conor is with Quelda he smiles and is comfortable being out and about which is such an amazing gift – we never leave home without her. She has changed all of our lives.

Aran & Buttons

Being a Guide Dog Owner is such a privilege and positive experience. Buttons has enhanced my life in so many ways and I will always be grateful for that.

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