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Tyler and his Autism Service Dog, Cookie

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In March 2016, Jason Hackett, a reporter for WPTV, featured a story of 4 year old Tyler and his family’s journey to obtain an Autism Service Dog from Canines 4 Hope, an organization that trains service dogs for people with disabilities.

The article explains how Cookie will be trained to the specific needs of Tyler including bolting and running off. For complete story, visit WPTV, Palm City service dog to assist South Carolina 4 year old on the Autism spectrum

On Sep 23, 2016, WPTV reporter Jason Hackett caught back up with Tyler and Cookie to follow up on Tyler’s journey when Tyler and his family came to Canines 4 Hope in Palm City, Florida to pick up his Service Dog, Cookie. The bond was immediate and months of training were put to the test right away as Tyler’s mom explains,

“The other day we had a thunderstorm, and usually at home when there thunderstorms Tyler melts down and is so upset,” Kimberly says. “We just put Cookie over by him and he just calmed down.”

For the complete follow up story, A New Leash on Life: 4-year-old South Carolina boy on autism spectrum paired with local service dog

Recently, Tyler’s mother reached out to Canines 4 Hope to let us know how Tyler and Cookie are doing since they’ve arrived home with Cookie.

Here they are the other day before school. Tyler needed some deep pressure while I made breakfast and Cookie came to the rescue and helped keep him calm while I cooked.

Cookie, Autism Service Dog, applying deep pressure to his owner Tyler.

Cookie, Autism Service Dog, applying deep pressure to his owner Tyler.

For more information on Autism Service Dogs, visit Canines4Hope.com or contact Canines 4 Hope Service Dog Trainer and owner, Jason DeVito, Phone:  1-855-885-6262.

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Help Fund A Service Dog | Medical Expenses – YouCaring.com

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Help Fund A Service Dog | Medical Expenses – YouCaring.com.

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Service Dog Fundraiser at Youcaring.com

Canines 4 Hope has begun a Service Dog Fundraiser through youcaring.com. All donations will be applied to the purchase of service dog for clients who want and need a service dog but may not have the funds available. Our goal is to always have the Service Dog Funds available so people do not have to wait to get on the road to the quality of life they deserve. We appreciate any and all donations as do our clients. Thank you!

A little bit about Canines 4 Hope and our Service Dogs and Service Dog Training services:

We are Canines 4 Hope, Certified Service Dog Trainers and we offer trained Service Dogs and Service Dog Training for children and adults with medical afflictions such as Diabetes, PTSD, Seizures and Autism. Our service dogs are trained to the specific medical needs of each person. Since medical insurance companies do not pay or reimburse for the cost of a medical service dog, many times our client’s have to make the hard decision to put their medical needs on hold while they attempt to save up for the purchase of the service dog. Our goal for this fundraiser is to help our clients get on the fast track to a better quality of life and with your help, we will use the money donated to help fund a service dogs for our clients.

We provide trained service dogs for people with limitations that require a dog to help with everyday tasks, early warning situations or companionship. Customized service dog training include:

Diabetic Service Dogs, also known as Hypo Alert Dogs are carefully trained to do the following:
• recognize the scent changes of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
• recognize breath scent changes of high blood sugar
• alert diabetic to take medicine
• retrieve glucose
• retrieve medication
• retrieve phone or dial 911Diabetic Alert Service Dog | Hypo Alert Dog

PTSD Service Dogs are trained to:
• Assistance in a medical crisis
• Provide treatment related assistance
• Assistance in coping with emotional overload
• Perform security enhancement tasks

PTSD Service Dogs can:
• help adjust serotonin levels
• help lower blood pressure
• help with episodes of depression
• provide companionship
• calm their handler
• preventing people from crowding around or rushing up on their handler

Autism Service Dogs
are trained to respond to the following symptoms:
• Impulsive Running – dog will help retrieve and get child back to parent
• Self Harming Behavior – dog will interrupt behavior and alert parent
• Awakening at Night – dog will bark to alert parents
• Interpret Mood Swings – dog will crawl into child’s lap to calm child
• Interrupt Social Isolation – child tends to focus on dog companionship
• Non-Verbal Child – child learns to give dog commands
• PICA – dog will stop child from eating inappropriate items
• Self Stimulation – dog can interrupt behaviorHelp Fund A Service Dog | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com

Benefits of Having an Autism Assistance Dog
• Increased social interaction
• Redirecting repetitive behaviors
• Improved independence
• Increased vocabulary
• Improved quality of sleep
• Overall calming ability
• Recovering children quickly

Seizure Alert response dogs are trained to respond and help someone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder. The seizure alert dog can:
• Summons help, either by finding another person or activating a medical alert or pre-programmed phone
• Pull objects away from the person’s body that may be potentially dangerous
• Block the individual with absence seizures and complex partial seizures from walking into obstacles, streets, and other dangerous areas that can result in bodily injury or death
• Attempt to rouse the unconscious handler during or after a seizure
• Provide physical support and emotional support
• Carry information regarding the dog, the handler’s medical condition, instructions for first responders, emergency medication, and oxygen
• Sense an impending seizure and their handler or care taker

Psychiatric Service Dogs help with psychiatric conditions such as:Psychiatric Service Dogs, Psychiatric Dog Training
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder
• Anxiety
• Severe Depression
• Panic Attacks
• Phobias
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Psychiatric Service Dogs are trained to:
• Assistance in a medical crisis
• Provide treatment related assistance
• Assistance in coping with emotional overload
• Perform security enhancement tasks

We appreciate any help! With every dog we provide and with you’re help, we can help those in need of a service dog so they can get on the road to a quality of life they deserve.

Please feel free to visit our website:  canines4hope.com
To donate visit: Service Dog Fundraiser

Autism – One Family’s Journey

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Autsim Assistant Dogs are faithful companions that assist autistic children and families with activities of daily living as well as increasing the safety of the child.

Autism Service Dogs – Autistic Assistance Dogs

As a service dog trainer, I hear many heart-wrenching stories of the struggles people endure just to make it through a day.

Recently I was contacted about our Autism Service Dogs by a mother who has a 3 year old son with Autism. She shared with me a video, a very powerful video so I would be able to put faces with names and get a good idea of their family’s specific autism service dog needs. When I clicked on the video link. I was expecting something like “Hi, my name is___ and this is my son___”. Boy, was I wrong! This family put together a beautiful short but powerful visual documenting and highlighting their journey which includes the struggles their family endured to finally get to an autism diagnosis. Now they can finally focus on his needs. This is their journey with Autism.

If you know someone who is walking this same path, please share this touching and beautiful video. #AutismAwareness

 

For additional information on Autism Service Dogs contact: canines4hope.com