Service Dogs from Eyes Ears Nose and Paws open doors of opportunity for our clients who have mobility impairments. In addition to tugging open doors, turning on lights, and retrieving items, our dogs learn to love learning. When our dogs partner with our clients, they become a team that can adapt to new situations that enable them to live more independently and lead more productive lives.
How can Service Dogs from Eyes Ears Nose and Paws help? They can ...
- retrieve items big or small --- something as small as a dime, as delicate as a tissue, and as heavy as a 5 lb shopping bag!
- place items in a person’s hands, on a surface (like a counter), or in a basket
- turn on and off light switches
- tug open doors, refrigerators, cabinets doors and drawers
- push buttons – for elevators, accessible doors, pedestrian walkways, and doorbells
- unzip and tug off clothing
- adjust blankets and bedding
- assist with transfers or help people stand from the floor or a chair
- find help in cases of emergency
Most importantly, dogs from Eyes Ears Nose and Paws are trained to adapt their skills to new situations. Possibilities are only limited by your imagination and our ability to give you the skills you need to work with your Service Dog.
Finally, Service Dogs are taught to be unobtrusive helpmates. They have learned over 30 obedience commands and have had exposure to many different public environments. This training allows them to blend into the work place, a shopping center, or make adventures into unfamiliar territory easy for our clients.
Think a Service Dog may be a good choice for you? Visit our Clients page and contact us with your application!