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Abstract Dogs In Service believes that dogs and humans can have a special bond that promotes a working relationship. Years ago (and in some places even now) dogs had the opportunity to do what they were bred to do. Dogs worked with man all day guarding or herding sheep, hunting, pulling a wagon etc.Dogs In Service trains a limited amount of Assistance Dogs (primarily Mobility Dogs) each year. While it costs between $12,000 and $18,000 to raise, train, test and place each dog Dogs In Service offers these dogs at a nominal cost to the handler. We believe that no one would have to make the choice between obtaining an Assistance Dog and getting any other necessary piece of medical equipment. Dogs In Service trains and supervises Animal Assisted Therapy Dog teams which helps facilities maintain quality interactions. Dog/Handler teams are trained to interact with acute and chronic care patients towards a therapeutic goal set by facility personnel. Dog/Handler teams are all volunteers who generously give their time to train, visit and hone their skills. They are truly special people with very special dogs. Dogs In Service Animal Assisted Therapy Teams must have bi-annual health checks for both humans and dogs and must re-certify their skills each year. There is no cost to facilities for a Animal Assisted Therapy program. Dogs In Service is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization.

Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Assistance animals
  4. Dogs
  5. Hearing dogs
  6. Human-animal bond
  7. Human-animal relationships
  8. Mobility Aids
  9. seizure response dogs
  10. therapeutic interactions
  11. therapy animals
  12. training centers