Service Dog Links
Service Dog Central is the one-stop answer to all of your assistance dog questions – it is a resource designed by and run for both trainers and partners, and covers laws, tasks, certification, training, disability resources and much more, plus they have forums to learn and share with others in the industry.
ADI is a great resource for finding programs that train dogs, learning about assistance dogs, and receiving help when you have a question or problem.
CDK helps people decide if an assistance dog is right for them, and which program/s are the best matches for their specific needs. CDK also provides scholarships for youth receiving assistance dogs from various programs (APAW is a qualifying program); advocacy for assistance dog users with any type of predicament; education and awareness for the public at large.
Pet Partners is another fabulous resource to help you find an answer to anything related to assistance or therapy dogs (and other species as well).
ADUC provides financial aid to people who would benefit from having an assistance dog, as well as to programs who train and place dogs. They also have an excellent list of programs, including many smaller organizations that are not yet recognized by ADI.
Here is the portion that pertains to assistance dogs. This is a good document to memorize, or carry a laminated copy in your dog’s pack.
IAADP is an international group of people who have assistance dogs, with all sorts of excellent resources available. They also have excellent lists of tasks that dogs may be taught for various types of disabilities.
BUCS is Dr. Bonnie Bergin’s school for teaching people the skills to become excellent assistance dog trainers. All positive, motivational training methods; disability education; how to run a non-profit… they also have degrees in other areas of cynology besides the assistance dog industry.
VIP is dedicated to promoting healthy, versatile Poodles. They encourage participation in many careers/events including assistance, herding, hunting, protection, agility, and dock diving!
This is a fantastic collection of historical documentation, portraits, uses etc. of all sizes of Poodles.
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