canine specialty training, L.L.C.

 

SERVICE DOG

TRAINING CENTER

·                    INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI  *

 

 

  

“UNLEASHING POTENTIAL”

 

 

 

Service Dogs for the Disabled

 

Mobility, Hearing, Medical Alert, Social and Therapy

 

816 796-6444

 

 

 

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICE DOG AS ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT?

Dogs have served humans for years in work, sport, play, and companionship. Dogs give unconditional companionship, and provide willing devoted 24 hour service.  Dogs have an initial cost but are inexpensive when compared to the cost of attendant care hours. Attendant care hours are often greatly reduced because of the presence of a service dog.

 

 

MOBILITY DOGS WILL:

Pull open heavy doors and drawers, close drawers and doors.

Retrieve accidentally dropped items; get the telephone, newspaper, carrying the groceries, getting mail, and medications.

Specialty tasks such as pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, assisting with getting dressed, bracing for transfers and stability, go get help/assistance from another person, and most importantly, providing constant companionship.

HEARING DOGS WILL:

Alert owners to emergency devices, smoke or carbon dioxide detectors, door knocks, a baby’s cry, strange noises, alarm clocks, telephones, the person’s name being called, and other trained special sounds.

 

MEDICAL ALERT DOGS:

Medical Prediction Dogs will alert the person to their changing medical condition; impending epileptic seizure, low blood sugar condition etc.  This allows the person to get help or put him or herself in a safe place.

Medical Response dogs will seek help from a neighbor, bark to call attention, or dial emergency medical personnel by activating a remote calling device.

 

SOCIAL/THERAPY DOGS:

A social dog will provide companionship and help provide positive stimuli for individuals with cognitive deficit, mental, or emotional challenges.  Social dogs are also placed at facilities with health care professionals.

Therapy dogs for cognitive deficit, and mental and physically challenged children and adults will assist using interactive participation with the dog; development of timing, coordination, and verbal skills, etc. (continued next column)

 

Therapy dogs for persons with psychological conditions will provide security and companionship during conditions such as Agoraphobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and severe cases of Depression by assisting the individual in refocusing and reassuring them by affection and a familiar member (the dog) being present.

 

RECIPIENT TRAINING:

Recipients receive two weeks of required specialized training with the dog, which includes learning commands, leadership skills, dog psychology and public etiquette.

All dogs are tested and carefully matched with the recipient to meet the special physical, emotional, and personal needs of the individual

FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM:

Trainers are always available to answer questions on safety, training, health, veterinary care and feeding, public access, and any other concerns as they arise.

WHERE DO WE GET THE DOGS?

Our program benefits the community as a whole in that a large percentage of our dogs come from stray animal facilities, others are donated by individuals or are donated as puppies from breeders and raised in foster homes.

 

 

 

Who can receive a dog?

Eligible disabled persons that qualify as disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act that have a Physicians prescription for a Service animal.

 

How TO apply for a dog:

 

Write or call for an application:

 

 

CANINE SPECIALTY TRAINING, L.L.C.

19111 EAST TRUMAN ROAD

INDEPENDENCE, MO 64056

(816) 796-6444

 

 

 

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Be a volunteer!  Volunteers and donations are accepted through Canine Specialty Assistance a non-profit 501 © 3 organization.  If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation please write:

 

                                                  

CANINE SPECIALTY ASSISTANCE, INC 19111 EAST TRUMAN ROAD INDEPENDENCE, MO 64056