Overview of Our Facility Dog Program
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.
Facility dogs are taught essential house manners, as well as how to behave in public settings.
Facility dogs can be used for:
- Stress and anxiety reduction
- Relationship building
- Learning opportunities
Facility dogs are placed with a single person (their handler) within a facility/agency. When not at work, facility dogs live with their handler and as part of their family.
Dogs with Wings has developed a detailed application process for our facility 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