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"CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE" PROGRAM

WHATService Dogs for elderly, Companion Dogs, and Hearing Dogs assist seniors and others with disabilities to complete daily tasks and provide companionship.
WHYService dogs for elderly make the lives of seniors and also others with disabilities, a little easier and increase independence the level of safety and self-confidence.
WHERECanine Companions for Independence.
Several States Across the United States.


Program Description

Service Dogs are partnered with adults with physical disabilities to assist with daily tasks and increase independence by reducing reliance on other people.

A Service Dog can pull a senior or others with a disability in a manual wheelchair, push elevators buttons, open doors, and assist with transactions by transferring money, and packages.

Skilled Companion Dogs are trained to work with an adult or child with a disability under the guidance of a facilitator such as a caregiver, spouse etc., who handles and cares for the assistance dog.

A Skilled Companion Service Dog can also serve as a bridge to people who are not used to relating with a person with disabilities.

Hearing Dogs are specially bred to alert seniors or others with a disability to certain sounds by making physical contact such as nudging the leg or arm. Examples of sounds Hearing Dogs are trained to recognize and respond to are doorbells, alarm clocks, someone calling a name timers on appliances, dropping keys or a smoke alarm.

Hearing Dogs can increase feelings of senior safety and self-confidence by increasing awareness surroundings.

Canine Companions assistance dogs also provide service to US veterans through the Wounded Veterans Initiative.

The “Canine Companions for Independence” Program offers on-going support and follow-up services free of charge.

The “Canine Companions for Independence” Program carefully selects and breed Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers. Staff checks each dog’s temperament, trainability, health, physical attributes etc. Only the top dogs are chosen as Canine Companions for Independence breeder dogs.
source:cci.org

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