Autism Dogs – Autism Service Dogs are generally matched with a child with a primary purpose of improving a child’s safety. Smart Pups works with parents and educators to incorporate the dog into the child’s overall educational plan and believe that the greatest success comes from the fullest use of the dog’s skill and training. Autism Service Dogs can be used to help improve a child’s communication skills, form social bonds, ease difficult transitions, and provide emotional and physical support.
Seizure Response Dogs — These dogs are trained to assist children who experience seizures and to aid their recovery. Some Seizure Response Dogs even alert their owners to oncoming seizures, however, it is unknown why only some dogs are able to foresee a seizure. People with Seizure Response Dogs often benefit from an unexplained decrease in seizure activity.
Multipurpose Assistance Dogs – Assistance Dogs are task-specific trained to help children with varied disabilities, for example to assist with mobility or wheelchairs.