Services

Types of Assistance Dogs

LEARN

Smart Service Dogs Program Standards

Fully trained dogs are prepared and placed with approved disabled recipients. Training practices are held to a high standard, such as those of Assistance Dogs International.  In addition to ensuring a high standard of assistance for the disabled party, these standards also ensure a high quality of life for the dog and provide safety for others in our community.

       OUR CERTIFIED SERVICE DOGS SHOULD:

  • Be clean and well groomed at all times.
  • Eliminate in appropriate areas and only on command
  • Not solicit attention or be a distraction to the public through barking or inappropriate behavior.
  • Never show aggression, but be confident and friendly towards everyone and everything.
  • Perform at least three tasks to assist the disabled party.
  • Respond to obedience commands consistently.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

Rights of the Disabled Party

THE DISABLED PARTY HAS A RIGHT TO:

  • Be considered by application or consultation regardless of race, sex, religion, or creed.
  • Receive a sound education for an understanding of how to control their dog in public and at home, command the dog to assist them and to use the dog with appropriate service dog etiquette in the public setting.
  • Receive follow-up training when needed.
  • Receive advice for questions on their dogs medical treatment and behavior.

    We offer a lifetime of support for our recipient-dog teams, continuing to check in on them and support them as they navigate life together. 

 

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