Schedule a Tour

Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf) moved from the Applegate (southern Oregon) to it’s current location in Central Point in 1989. Situated at the base of Lower Table Rock, Dogs for Better Lives’ 40-acre property encompasses several buildings including administration, training facility, quarantine, and a Second Training Facility which will be completed in Spring 2018.

We encourage out of town visitors and local residents to learn more about the special work we do by taking a FREE tour of our training facility located at the base of Lower Table Rock in Central Point, Oregon. Please call (541) 826-9220 to schedule a tour.

The tour is approximaely 45-min in length and includes an informative video, a live demonstration, and a brief walking tour.  You will also haven an opportunity to see our dog kennels and play yards.

After the tour you can purchase Dogs for Better Lives merchandise from our gift shop. Your purchase will directly support our mission to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives.

Have questions about what the weather will be like? Scroll to the bottom of the page for an up-to-date weather forecast.

Tour Schedule:

Tours are scheduled every day, except for weekends and holidays. Dogs for Better Lives is accessible to people with disabilities.

  • October – March:  Fall & Winter tours begin at 11:00 am (Pacific Time) [NOTE: We will be closed on President’s Day; Monday, February 19, 2018]
  • April – September: Spring & Summer tours begin at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour times are subject to change due to special events. Dogs for Better Lives recommends calling ahead for scheduling and reservations. Dogs for Better Lives does not have a Licensed ASL Interpreter on site. If you need an interpreter for your tour, please call ahead and let us know. We will make arrangements to have one available for your scheduled tour time. 


Please click HERE for map and directions.

Group tours:

We can accommodate your group of up to 30 people. Please call us in advance so that we are able to make the necessary arrangements to ensure your group’s comfort.


Bus and RV parking is available.

Contact Number:

(541) 826-9220


Winter Weather Advisory

4:56 AM PST on February 24, 2018
4:00 PM PST on February 24, 2018
02/24 20%
Cloudy. High around 45F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
02/25 90%
Showers early becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Partly Cloudy
02/26 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 45F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
02/27 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.
02/28 20%
Cloudy. High 46F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

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