Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.
Our recipients bring in their own dogs which have been temperament and suitability tested and trained to be assistance dogs with specific tasks trained per dog to their individual recipients needs - these dogs provide a service, hence why we call them Service Dogs.
A recipient for example who may have a mobility issue we will custom the training program to train the dog to handle these mobility requirements. If a recipient does not have mobility issues it would not be required to be trained for mobility issues but may be trained for other tasks in order to mitigate the disability of the recipient.
Whiskey's Wish Inc only train dogs to be service animals.
Service dogs must be:
Trained - Under control, on-leash, and housebroken;
Trained - to do work or perform tasks that mitigate a disability.
A dog is NOT a service dog:
SERVICE DOGS ARE allowed to accompany their person in public places as an accommodation for the person's disability provided they have met the criteria, testing and requirements.
The training of Service Dogs takes approximately 18 months to 2 years.
Whiskey's Wish currently train our recipients dogs for:
Dogs are amazing living creatures that are known for their ability to intuitively pick up on our emotions and needs. By training them with special skills and building on foundation training skills, dogs can assist in providing their recipient with independence and being a major source of rehabilitation. They are known to treat suicidal ideations, social withdrawal, sleep disturbance, night terrors, memory loss just to name a few.