Assistance Dogs for Kids
Children can benefit greatly from the use of an assistance dog. To learn more about any of the dogs listed below, please click the appropriate link below or on the list in the menu.
- For Children With a Physical Disability. Service dogs perform tasks for children like: picking up dropped items, opening doors, and turning lights on or off, among many other things. Children under the age of 15 require the help of a responsible adult to control and care for the assistance dog while the dog is working.
- For Children on the Autism Spectrum. We train two kinds of dogs for children with Autism. Social dogs are trained to accompany their partner to doctor's appointments, restaurants, sporting events, and other public places, and help a child with autism feel calmer and more confident. We also train halt-ER dogs. Halt-ER dogs are trained to "halt" autistic children who have a tendency to run away from their parents in public situations.
Click here for information about the use of service dogs in schools.