Service dogs are specially trained to perfom tasks that help people with disabilities live more independent lives.
A psychiatric service dog (PSD) can help a person with mental or behavioral health disabilities by performing tasks, such as:
Reminding owner to take medication
Providing tactile comfort to a person with anxiety
Turning on lights in a dark house
Getting help for an owner in distress
Warning a person with PTSD of approaches by strangers
Psychiatric service dogs go through four levels of training in our program. Levels 1-2 involve basic obdeience training; and levels 3-4 involve individualized task training and public access training.
Aspire designs customized training plans for all clients. Clients work with dogs that they own, or we can assist in finding a dog for a client.
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Dogs are left at our facility for several hours at a time throughout the week to reveive training from our staff. Owners and support teams are required to practice with their dogs and to attend weekly traiuning sessions.
If you are interested in learning more about training a psychiatric service dog, contact us using the link below.
PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS