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Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs provide specialised support for people with mental illness and some physical disabilities. Run by the charity Service Animals Australia.

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.

Assistance dogs for specialised tasks

The team at Therapy Animals Australia highly value the positive impact that animals can have on enhancing people’s lives. To this end, we provide practical support and sponsorship to Service Animals Australia by training alongside Service Animals Australia.

  • Alert to a panic attack
  • Recognise signs of anxiety
  • Managing aspects of PTSD
  • Retrieving items
  • Emotional regulation/ de-escalation
  • Deep pressure therapy
  • Opening doors
  • Other tasks (contact us)

Individualised and Specialised Support

Assist With Everyday Living

At Service 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.

For Your Individual Needs

The role of an assistance dog is to provide individualised specialised support for people with specific mental and physical disabilities/illnesses.

Intensive Training Programs

Service Animals 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.

Service Animals Australia Assistance Dog Training

The team at Therapy Animals Australia highly value the positive impact that animals can have on enhancing people’s lives. To this end, we provide practical support and sponsorship to Service Animals Australia by training alongside Service Animals Australia.

Service Animals Australia

All proceeds from our general obedience sessions, along with the sales from items such as dog food, treats, vests, and training equipment all go directly to Service Animals Australia.

Service Animals Australia is a Melbourne based charity that was established to support people to train a service dog. Service dogs improve the quality of life for their handlers by performing specific tasks that directly assist them with a disability and/or mental illness.

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