A Service Dog is a dog that has been performed to complete a specific task or multiple tasks for an individual with a disability. A task is a job that the dog performs to directly help the disabled child or adult.

There are many different types of Service Dogs, we customize the training to match the needs of each unique recipient.

Some of our dogs are classified as:

· Autism Service Dogs

· PTSD Service Dogs

· Wheelchair Assistance Service Dogs

· Mobility Support Service Dogs

· Seizure Response Service Dogs

· Peanut Allergy Detection Service Dogs

· Psychological Service Dogs

· Hearing Alert Service Dogs

· POTS Service Dogs

    (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

· Medical Assistance Service Dogs

Autism Service Dog:

  • Provides a tactile stimulant to promote environmental awareness and familiarity
  • Applies pressure to the hand or lap promoting redirection to the "here and now"
  • Provides familiarity and comfort in new environments
  • Wakes for school or work
  • Tracks or trails an individual that has wandered
  • Alerts when wandering occurs
  • Creates a physical buffer or barrier
  • Interrupts self-destructive behavior
  • Acts as a "tether" to prevent wandering
  • Applies weighted pressure across the individual's body
  • Carries medications and medical documentation
  • Enables confidence
  • Enables independence and responsibility
  • Assists with the development of social skills
  • Provides companionship

Allergy Alert - Peanut:

  • Detects and alerts the presence or remnants of a specific allergen
  • Promotes awareness and "reminds" individuals of the life-threatening allergy
  • Carries EpiPen, medications, and medical documentation
  • Enables independence
  • Additional allergens include latex, tree nuts, soy, milk, egg, wheat, shellfish

PTSD Service Dog:

  • Provides a tactile stimulant to promote environmental awareness and familiarity
  • Applies pressure to the hand or lap promoting redirection to the "here and now"
  • Provides familiarity and comfort in new environments
  • Wakes for school or work
  • Creates a physical buffer or barrier
  • Alerts a specific person
  • Interrupts self-destructive behavior
  • Carries medications and medical documentation
  • Enables confidence
  • Enables independence
  • Provides an excuse to leave an area
  • Provides companionship

Hearing Alert Service Dog:

  • Provides a visual alert to specific sounds
  • Alerts when someone is near or speaking
  • Carries medications and medical documentation
  • Enables independence

Mobility / Wheelchair Assistance Service Dog:

  • Provides balance and physical support
  • Carries objects such as oxygen tanks
  • Grabs, picks up, drops, relocates, and hands objects
  • Pulls or pushes to provide momentum
  • Turns off/on lights
  • Pushes buttons such as an emergency call, elevator button, or automatic door
  • Opens/closes doors
  • Carries medications and medical documentation
  • Alerts a specific person
  • Enables independence

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