Types of Assistance Dogs
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:
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.