Guide Dog Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Guide dogs or guide dogs for the blind are specially trained dogs that support blind or severely visually impaired people in everyday life and allow them to orientate themselves without danger. The statutory health insurance covers the costs for the acquisition, training and familiarization of the dog. It also pays a monthly lump sum for the maintenance costs.

A doctor's prescription stating the limitation of vision


Preconditions
High degree of visual impairment or blindness Prescription by the ophthalmologist Proper accommodation and boarding of the dog Personal suitability of the dog owner Daily exercise Owner must have completed a mobility training

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
02.07.2021