This film is part of Free

Forward from Forfar

The Great and the Good meet the Guide Dogs.

Charity appeal 1965 15 mins



The Great and the Good gather to open a Guide Dogs training centre. With it’s rather traditionalist emphasis on a royal presence, this short promotional film made by Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in 1965 still gives a useful insight into how guide dogs are trained. Assistance dogs have a vital role in enabling Blind and partially sighted people to live independently in the community.

Assistance dogs are now trained to support disabled people with a wide range of disabilities and impairments, including people with hearing impairments and autism. The training methods and techniques described in the film are generally still in use today.