Guide Dog Schools usually train their own Guide Dog Instructors. As an aspiring instructor you would need to seek an apprenticeship at the school of your choice. Once accepted you can expect the apprenticeship to last for a period of at least three years before being fully qualified. During that time you will learn aspects of dog care and guide dog training, mobility and orientation, as well as working directly with blind and visually impaired people. The job demands the ability to take responsibility, working independently and as part of a team. The instructor is required to work in all types of weather. The work is challenging and rewarding.