Assistance or Service / Therapy
Private consultations to help you train a Therapy dog or personal assistance/service dog.
An assistance dog (also known as a service dog) is covered by the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992. An assistance dog is trained to assist their handler in public and is guaranteed access to all public places including shopping centres, hospitals, public transport and restaurants. According to this Act, an assistance dog is trained to alleviate the effect of a disability and must meet standards of hygiene and behaviour.
Please note ** Under the Civil Aviation Act, airlines are able to legally refuse access to assistance dogs if they believe the dog is a threat to the safety of the plane.
Psychiatric assistance dogs - EG Anxiety, depression, mental health.
Physical assistance dogs - EG wheelchair help, balance.
Hearing Alert -
Hearing Dogs are custom-trained to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing by physically alerting their partner to common sounds such as a smoke alarm, doorbell, alarm clock, telephone ring or child’s cry. A Hearing Dog nudges or paws its partner alerting them to a sound and then leads them to its source. Hearing Dogs can also be taught to respond to Auslan Sign Language for people who are non-verbal.
Medical alert dogs
Criteria to qualify for an assistance dog lesson.
Be physically and cognitively capable of participating in the training process, up to one hour a day
Be able to independently command and handle their Assistance Dog
Be able to meet the emotional, physical and financial needs of the Assistance Dog
Be in a stable home environment
Actively improve their quality of life and pursue independence with their Assistance Dog
We recommend minimum of 1 session per week for 12 months however different people and different dogs take different times to pass a PAT test.
Initial Session $200 p/h
PAT Test $150 p/h
PAT + Paperwork $200 p/h
Follow up session $100 p/h
We can also help with different funding options and ergually work with services like NDIS, workers comp ect