What Do Service Dogs Do?

Each of our dogs is tailor trained to meet the specific needs of their partner.

Some of the physical assistance tasks we can train include:

  • retrieving dropped items from the floor
  • standing and bracing to assist an individual who has fallen to the floor
  • turning on and off light switches
  • retrieving the telephone, remote control, and other items by name
  • providing counterbalance support as a person walks or climbs stairs
  • helping a person to dress and undress
  • assisting individuals in rolling over in bed
  • opening and closing doors, cabinets, and drawers
  • retrieving a snack and/or medication from a refrigerator

Gidget retrieves a snack from the refrigerator