Smart Pups Seizure Response Assistance Dogs are trained to alert a guardian adult when their child is having a seizure.
Smart Pups are also trained to assist with post-seizure recovery by providing comfort and support to their child to lean on when experiencing post-seizure frailty.
Many of our dogs can predict oncoming seizures up to 20 minutes beforehand, and alert a guardian adult. Although we do all we can to train a dog for this task, we can’t guarantee that our Smart Pups will always perform with complete success and reliability.
Many children with a Seizure Response Dog experience a decrease in seizure activity. Although a direct link has not yet been proven, in some cases this may be attributed to a decrease in stress due to the support and companionship of a loving assistance dog.