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SERVICE DOGS

A Service Dog is trained to complete a specific task or multiple tasks for an individual with a disability. Tasks are jobs that the dog performs to directly help the disabled child or adult.

A service dog is temperament tested and has been trained to perform one, or multiple tasks to assist an individual with a disability. Service Dogs are legally allowed to accommodate their handler anywhere they go including hotels, restaurants, stores, doctors offices and beaches.

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

  • Seizure Response Service Dogs

  • Psychological Service Dogs

  • POTS Service Dogs (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

  • Medical Assistance Service Dogs

Service dogs and their handlers

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

AUTISM SERVICE DOG:

An autism service dog can change an individual’s life, the following is a list of ways a service dog can be beneficial:

  • Provides Deep Pressure Therapy

  • Provides redirection tasks

  • Applies pressure to the hand or lap promoting redirection to the “here and now”

  • Interruption of stimming behaviors

  • Wakes for school or work

  • Carries medications and medical documentation

  • Encourages independence and responsibility

  • Provides familiarity and comfort in new environments

  • Provides a tactile stimulant to promote environmental awareness and familiarity

  • Assists with the development of social skills

  • Boosts confidence

  • Provides companionship

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