Overview of Our Service Dog Program
Service dogs are taught essential house manners, as well as how to behave in public.
They 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 (ex: wheelchair to bed, etc.)
- Assisting with balance and bracing
Do You Really Need a Service Dog?
Not everybody needs to have their dog accompany them into public places. Some applicants find that our companion dog program is more than sufficient to meet their needs. Our companion dogs do not have public access, but are still able to provide many of the same benefits that our service dogs provide, just within the home.
Dogs with Wings has developed a detailed application process for our service 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