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Tasks Offered

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Precision Service Dog Foundation places fully trained service dogs for adults with Dysautonomia including medical alert and response, mobility, and autism assistance. We also place fully trained facility dogs. 

Precision does not provide diabetic alert dogs, gluten detection, seizure alert, or guide dogs for blind individuals. Our focus is service dogs for individuals with dysautonomia and autism. 

Service Dogs

Service dogs are expertly and individually trained dogs that perform tasks for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities to bring their service dogs with them to most public places, including restaurants, theaters, shops, hotels, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Likewise, the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) of 1986 ensures that service dogs may travel with their owners on airplanes (note: the ACAA has a separate definition of “psychiatric service animal”), and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 stipulates that housing with a “no pets policy” must make an exception or reasonable accommodations for people with a service dog.

a black labrador is touching a push plate with his nose to open an automatic door
  • Medical alert

  • Medical response

  • Light mobility *

  • Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)

  • Light Pressure Therapy (LPT)

  • Turn on/off lights

  • Retrieval of dropped items

  • Retrieve a drink or snack from the fridge or designated spot

  • Retrieve medications

  • Retrieve a blanket

  • Behavior interruptions

  • Get help from a caregiver

  • Remove socks/shoes

  • Untie shoes

  • Find the car

  • Find an empty seat

  • Pulling blankets on/off

  • Deliver item to a person

  • Assist with laundry

  • Forward momentum pull

  • Open & close doors, cabinets, fridge, and drawers

  • Open automatic doors (hit push plates)

  • Find an exit

  • Alarm alerts

  • Block & cover positional cues

  • Forward Momentum Pull (FMP)

  • Call 911 on a dog-friendly phone

  • Carry items

  • Clean up items on the floor

  • Room search/clear a room

  • Medication reminders

  • Tactile stimulation

  • Rest 

  • Pull blinds/curtains open/closed

*Due to safety concerns for our dogs, we do not offer weight bearing tasks such as bracing

Facility Dogs

Precision offers fully trained facility dogs to schools, legal/courtroom, law enforcement offices, child advocacy centers/organizations, occupational/physical/speech therapy, hospitals, counseling/mental health, and many more!

a black labrador is standing with a plastic dumbbell in his mouth.

Facility dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, visitation or education setting. A facility dog is not a service dog because it does not work with a single individual to mitigate the effects of that individual’s disability. A facility dog is similar to a therapy dog, but unlike a therapy dog which may visit patients or residents at the facility accompanied by its handler for a few hours a week, a facility dog “works” full-time at the facility under the care and supervision of a staff member. In addition to the comfort and companionship a therapy dog might bring through visitation, a Precision Facility Dog also allows staff to achieve specific therapeutic goals.

a yellow labrador is sitting outside and holding a leash in its mouth
  • Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)

  • Light Pressure Therapy (LPT)

  • Retrieval of dropped items

  • Retrieve blanket

  • Get help

  • Turn on/off lights

  • Behavior interruptions

  • Open & close doors, cabinets, fridge, and drawers

  • Open automatic doors (hit push plates)

  • Provide a calm presence

  • Tactile stimulation

  • Get patients moving by going for walks together

  • Anxiety/panic response

  • Assist in PT by tugging on a rope for resistance

  • Assist in PT by playing ball with a patient

  • Assist in OT by being brushed

  • Modeling medication compliance

  • Modeling wearing a mask or using a nebulizer

  • Other tasks tailored specifically to the facility

If you are not sure whether Precision is right for you, please fill out our service or facility dog application and we will reach out to discuss.

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