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Assistance Dogs

We train assistance dogs and animals to provide specialised support for people with mental and physical disabilities/ illnesses.

For People of All Ages

Tailoring training programs for all kinds of animals that best meet your individual needs.

Flexible Training Options

We can come to you, you can come to us, or we can meet at a preferred location.

Individualised and Specialised Support

At Therapy Animals Australia we specialise in tailoring training programs for dogs that best meet your individual needs & circumstances. The dogs we train perform specific tasks that directly assist people with everyday living.

The role of an assistance dog is to provide individualised specialised support for people with specific mental and physical disabilities/illnesses. Therapy Animal Australia dogs undergo intensive training. Once working at the required level, assistance dogs gain public access rights in order to accompany their owner.

We work with you to train your own dog to perform specific tasks that directly assist your everyday needs. An example is dogs may be trained to retrieve medication, get a mobile phone, recognise the signs of the onset of a panic attack and prevent it from escalating or a range of other behaviours as required.

Assistance dogs can be used to alleviate a number of disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, ADD etc. To best meet your specific needs we spend time liaising with your treating specialists where appropriate.

We train assistance animals for any environment

  • Home & everyday living
  • Primary & secondary schools
  • Tertiary institutions
  • Kindergartens
  • Day care centres
  • Private therapy practices
  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Speech therapists, Occupational therapists … and much more
ASSISTANCE DOGS & ANIMALS

How it Works

Training dogs and other animals to provide individualised & specialised support for people with specific mental and physical disabilities/illnesses.

Once working at the required level, assistance dogs gain public access rights in order to accompany their owner. We provide support and specific information for each client and their support network. We can also work directly with medical specialists to ensure training goals best match each individual’s circumstances.

Working with you to train your own dog to perform specific tasks that directly assist your needs. We can also help source a dog or animal for you.

Offering flexible training options… we can come to you and work with you and your dog/pet, or we can come and train your dog/pet for you at your location

Call 0438 770 994
SERVICE & ASSISTANCE DOGS

Identification Cards for Dog & Owner

Upon successful completion of your training, you will be issued with an identification card for you and your dog, and an identification vest for your dog.

As stated by the Disability and Discrimination Act 1992 (Part 1, section 9, subsection 2C), an assistance animal is a dog or other animal that is trained (i) to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability; and (ii) to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate for an animal in a public place. Furthermore, an assistance animal must be individually trained to do work and perform specific tasks of benefit to a specific individual who has a disability as defined by the Disability and Discrimination Act 1992. It is not unlawful for a person to request the person with the disability to produce evidence that the animal is an assistance animal.

All Certified Service Dogs who have gained public access rights will be registered into our database.

Display your dog and owner identification card in your wallet. Keep this identification card on you at all times and when traveling with your service dog.

Identification Card

Dog Identification Vest

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How Can We Help

If you’re interested in any of our services, or wish to discuss how we might be able to assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact us, phone or message.

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Simply fill out this quick enquiry form, tell us a little bit about your situation, and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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