Assistance Dogs of Hawaii specializes in training highly skilled Service Dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities that limit their mobility. Lifetime follow up training is provided free of charge to ensure the continued success of each team.
Service Dogs are the primary focus of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. Professional instructors teach the dogs over 90 commands during their one to two years of training. Service Dogs assist people with various physical disabilities such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and multiple sclerosis.
Service Dogs are trained to assist people with disabilities by performing tasks such as pulling a wheelchair, turning on and off lights, opening doors and retrieving items that are out of reach. Service Dogs provide their partners with the freedom and confidence to lead more independent lives. Many Assistance Dogs of Hawaii graduates have said their Service Dog has made their wheelchair disappear.