Welcome to Alaska Assistance Dogs
What is a Service Dog?
Generally when people hear the term service dog they often think of guide dogs for the blind or wheelchair service dogs. There are many other types of dogs that assist their handlers. There are service dogs for seizures, diabetes, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorder just to name a few. All service dogs perform tasks for their handlers.
Why use Service Dogs for psychiatric services?
Dogs naturally read humans for mood, body chemistry and other physiological changes. Their willingness to bond with and serve their human makes for a perfect working team. With the aid of service dogs people are able to immediately feel a reprieve of their symptoms. Many people are able to reduce their medication or totally stop all medication all together. A common thing you will hear from handlers is that their service dog gave them back their life.
Why Alaska Assistance Dogs?
Alaska Assistance Dogs trainers go through a specialized training program at Bergin University to learn how to train service dogs. Our founder is a licensed therapist who
oversees all the programs and creates therapeutic programs with proven results.
We are a Pick Click Give organization. Please remember us in
your online giving when you apply for your Alaska PFD this year. We encourage you to let us know you have picked us for your gift (un-check the box) so we can thank you!