Time: 1 week
Disability: Balance-oriented disabilities.
Canine: Med-Large (55-100lbs)
Brace I is a service which can be trained for anyone who has consistent balance issues. The dog will serve as a stability point for the disabled handler. The dog will also serve as a fall-break if the handler begins to fall.
Brace II †
Prerequisite: Brace I
Time: 1 week (total 2)
Disability: self-righting challenges.
Canine: Large (75-120lbs)
Brace II is a service which can be trained for anyone who has trouble getting back up off the ground after a fall. The handler may use the dog to right themselves. This includes holding onto them while returning to an upright position or issuing a command to have the dog begin moving and using that momentum to help right themselves.
Brace III (Anchor) †
Prerequisite: Brace I
Time: 3 weeks (total 4)
Disability: Autism - bolting
Canine: Med-Larnge (55-120lbs) Depends on child size.
Brace III or "Anchor" is a service which can be trained to work with children on the autism spectrum with a tendency to wander or run spontaneously. The guardian handler issues the "anchor" command and the dog will not move. The ASD child will be tethered to the dog and upon reaching the end of the leash the child will be unable to move farther. The child-dog relationship greatly benefits from professional counseling for the child.
Day Tasks x3
Time: 2 weeks
Disability: Wheelchair bound, or severe movement hindrance.
Canine: Varies depends on task.
Day tasks are services which can be trained for anyone who is challenged by certain daily activities. These tasks vary greatly in nature and include things such as activating handicap accessible doors, opening/closing doors in the house, retrieving a specific item, etc...
*Due to the varied nature of these tasks, additional time may be required, but it is still the 2 week training fee.*
Retrieval II †
Disability: Wheelchair bound, unable to bend over
Canine: Medium (35-75 lbs)
Retrieval II is a service which can be trained for anyone who is wheelchair bound or unable to bend over. The handle may use the command word "give" when pointing to an object. The dog will be trained to pick up the object and put it in the handlers lap or hand. The dog will be trained to pick up an extremely wide variety of objects.