Brace & Mobility Dogs

 Brace and mobility support dogs are partnered with individuals possessing any disability that impacts their balance, dexterity, strength, gait, etc. They’re are custom trained to assist people with disabilities affecting one or more limbs, and they enhance their person’s independence by helping with tasks like bracing, counter balancing, opening doors, retrieving dropped items, carrying bags and much, much more. 

 

Mobility dogs can be trained for those with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Muscular Degeneration, spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, amputations and many other disabilities.

All of our brace and mobility support dogs are outfitted with custom, specially made mobility harness. These harnesses are ergonomic for dog and handler and of exceptional quality. They’re tailed to the service dog and their human partner, ensuring optimum functionality and safety.

 

Brace and mobility support dogs can be trained to help in a variety of ways. Some Brace and Mobility Support Dog tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Fetch/drag cane or walker
  • Help undress and dress
  • Retrieve dropped items as small as a dime
  • Brace for their person when they need assistance getting up
  • Counterbalance to assist their handler’s balance when walking
  • Steady partner when getting up
  • pull partner up from a seated, or laying position
  • assist with laundry
    • dog is trained to deposit the clothes in the washer and/or dryer
    • tug/drag laundry basket through house

 

Wheelchair Assistance Dogs are placed with individuals who are wheelchair bound due to a physical or developmental disability, such as paralysis, amputation, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, ataxia, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and others.

Wheelchair Assistance Dogs can be taught a wide array of tasks, included but not limited to:

  • Turning lights on and off
  • Opening and closing doors
  • Helping undress and dress
  • Retrieving any dropped item (as small as a dime, as heavy as 5lbs)
  • Pulling manual wheelchair
  • Holding doors open for handler to roll through
  • Opening or closing cabinets and doors
  • Transitioning from bed to chair or floor to chair
  • Helping handler after falling or overturning chair
  • Providing support for personal grooming activities by helping transition to bathtub or toilet
  • Assisting with laundry (depositing clothes in, taking them out, closing doors, etc) or other chores
  • Much, much more!