Therapy/Service Dogs


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Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Emotional Support Animals


Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Emotional Support Animals all provide very important services – but they are VERY different!

 

If you are interested in visiting others with your dog to brighten their day and have some fun – that’s a Therapy Dog!

 

If your dog comforts you just by being there, and helps you get through the day – that’s an Emotional Support Dog!

 

If your dog provides specific skills that are trained to assist you with every days tasks, that you could not do without – that’s a Service Dog!

 

If you just want to “certify” your dog for service so you can take him with you anywhere – that is NOT a valid service dog and is illegal in most states!

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Service Dogs

 


International Assoc. of
Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
(Provider Member)

Service dogs come in all shapes and sizes; depending on the service they are providing. Large dogs are often used for mobility tasks, small dogs are often preferred for hearing assist and medical alert. Service dogs can be any breed, as long as they have a suitable temperament for the work!

Each of our programs are custom tailored to the individual dog/handler. To start, every dog/handler must go through an evaluation to determine suitability for the work. From there, we will work with you to create a road map to success. Our service dog program is approximately 120 hours of guided education over a period of 6 months. Please contact us for additional information.


Take A LEAP with REACH! – Animals Learning, Empowering and Assisting People

It’s well-known (and scientifically proven) that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits; both mentally and physically. Our animals and their handlers have undergone special training to help them learn how to support and encourage others. If you are interested in attending a class with your pet; or you would like to arrange a visit from one of our qualified teams; please contact us.


The Service Dog Workbook

If you enroll in our service dog program; you will be provided with a workbook. This 180 page book includes lots of useful info, written instructions for task training, and room to keep track of your progress. If you are interested in purchasing the book separately; please contact us.