It was called "Love Leads the Way."
David Permut and Jimmy Hawkins produced this movie and Delbert Mann directed it. It was made for the Disney Channel, and premiered on October 7, 1984. It was based on the book, "First Lady of the Seeing Eye" by Morris Frank and Blake Clark. A German Shepherd named Pilot played Buddy with help from trainer Ron Bledsoe. It was filmed on location in Nashville, Tennessee and Leavenworth, Washington. The running time is 99 minutes. The cast includes Timothy Bottoms, Ernest Borgnine, Glynnis O'Conner, Susan Dey, Patricia Neal, Arthur Hill, Richard Speight Jr, and Ralph Bellamy.