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Overview of Our Companion Dog Program
Our companion dogs do not have public access, but are still able to provide many of the same benefits that our autism service dogs provide, just within the home. Outside of the home, their rights are the same as other pet dogs, and they can only access dog friendly areas.
Companion dogs can provide:
- Sensory regulation
- Help with sleep disturbance
- Anxiety reduction
Some parents find that having a dog as a companion may:
- increase self-esteem in their child
- encourage them to become more engaged
- increase their communication skills
- assist with the development of empathy in the child
Dogs with Wings has developed a detailed application process for our companion dog program to ensure the success of each team.
For more information on Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the importance of accredited dogs:
For more information on other ADI certified service dog schools in Canada:
Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools