What are the different types of assistance dogs that WAGS trains?
Types of WAGS dogs include:Service Dogs Partnered with an adult client with mobility impairment, who is the sole handler of the dog. The dog has skills appropriate to attend work or other public venues with their client handler.Family Service Dogs Partnered with a child with a physical disability, who is unable to assume responsibility for the dog on their own. Therefore, a parent will be the primary handler of the dog. The dog has skills appropriate to attend public venues provided the primary parent handler is present. WAGS dogs stay home while the child is in school.Clinical Therapy Dogs Partnered with a clinical, professional or para-professional. The dog will reside in the home of the clinicians(s) who will handle the dog at the facility as a therapeutic modality. The dog has skills specifically appropriate for positive impact in therapeutic settings.Home Helpmate Dogs Partnered with children and other individuals who will be assisted by the skills of a service dog in their home,