Our Dogs

Our dogs are protected by the Service Dogs Act, RSA c. S-7.5 and the Blind Persons’ Rights Act, RSA c. B-3, in the Province of Alberta.

  • Provide safe mobility and independence to people who are blind or visually impaired by:
    • indicating road crossings
    • negotiating around obstacles
    • locating objects such as stairs, doors, elevators
    • indicating curbs and changes in elevation
  • Assist people with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life and achieve greater independence by:
    • helping to retrieve objects
    • opening and closing doors
    • seeking out help
    • supporting the client in moving from one point to another (ie. wheelchair to bed, etc.)
    • assisting with balance and bracing
  • Provide greater safety and independence for children with autism who have the tendency to bolt by:
    • acting as an “anchor” for the child
    • preventing the child from bolting into danger
    • responding to the parents’ instructions
    • offering a calming, comforting effect for the child
    • assisting with transitions
    • assisting the child to meet others more easily
  • Our Companion Dogs are animals that, while good solid dogs, are not suitable for graduation as guide or service dogs.These dogs assist people with a disability who require the companionship and love that a dog can provide. They are an alternative for people who would like to have a dog, but lack the time it would take to train and socialize one themselves. They are dogs of known history (both health and training) and will have basic obedience. Skills training will vary from dog to dog. They will not, however, be certified for Public Access. We strive to match the personality of the Skilled Companion Dog to the needs of the Applicant. Please contact the office directly for more information on Companion Dogs.

  • Facility Dogs support a variety of treatment options, providing support by partnering with a facilitator in a health care, counselling, visitation or victim services setting.

Dogs with Wings is unable to provide:
• Training or certification for self-trained dogs
• PTSD, psychiatric or emotional support dogs
• Seizure alert or response dogs
• Diabetic alert or response dogs
• Hearing dogs

For more information on other schools and the different types of dogs they train, please visit the Assistance Dogs International website.

Persons with disabilities are important members of society who need our assistance.
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