Service, Guide, & Therapy Dog Resources
National & International
Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Legal definition of Service Dogs, according to ADA
Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
Umbrella accreditation organization. Coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.
Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII)
Non-profit organization that caters to Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) within professional healthcare and social service settings.
International Owner/Trainer Association (IOTA)
For Guide Dogs
Delta Society / Pet Partners
Info on Therapy Dogs, & the National Service Dog Resource Center is a web-based Pet Partners program, providing information and resources.
Atlas Assistance Dogs
Expanding access to servcie dogs. Because anyone who would benefit from a service dog should be able to have one.
Service Dog Information
Communities, Articles, etc.
Service Dog Central
Community of service dog partners and trainers.
news+more for service and working dogs
Please Don’t Pet Me
Online resource community.
Puppy Culture Exercise Booklet
Puppy exercise guidelines, applicable to service dogs. Physical maturity is crucial for any physical task or harness work.
Service Dog Training Institute’s service dog training tips blog. Many articles and topics with positive reinforcement techniques.
Airline travel with an animal resources:
- TSA: Flying with a service animal
- TSA: Disabled passenger info
- TSA: Flying with a pet
- Service dog tips for travel
- Contact your airline before you travel
Colorado Training Resources
We’d love to list all of our favorite people and organizations that we work with throughout the world, but there are just too many!
Here are a few local groups and people we work with:
Reputable Dog Trainers in the Denver area:
Training classes, reactive dog training, day care, etc.
Fetch Masters – basic, advanced, board and train, and positive hunting/gun dog training!
Thomas or Linda Aaron
Clearwater Dog Training
Gina or Tom
Bee A Good Dog-positive family dog, tricks, and service dog training
Service Dog & Therapy training:
Atlas Assistance Dogs — serves all US states
Disability rights organization that helps people who would benefit from a qualified assistance dog. Works with privately owned, and owner-trained service dog teams. Offers a comprehensive curriculum to teach professional
dog trainers to specialize in service dog training.
Domino Service Dogs
Formal 2 year owner-trainer program for training your own service dog
Denver Pet Partners
for therapy dog partners (animal assisted therapy)
Canine Partners of the Rockies
Freedom Service Dogs
Paw Pals Assistance Dogs
Veteran’s Puppies for Life
Mountain High Service Dogs
And many more! Too many to list.
Miscellaneous helpful info:
Can Disability Benefits Help Pay for a Service Animal? 3 Things to Know About Service Animals and Social Security Benefits
Need help navigating your local government agencies to find contact info? Try this website. http://www.countyoffice.org/
Awesome products from companies we love:
Beautiful and durable ID plates that work on our collars! Great way to personalize your leash too.
Slide-On brass or stainless, Rivet-On brass or stainless.
Traditional dog tags, and fancy Artisan tags too.
Excellent supplier of quality dog products, they have everything you need!
General dog supplies, service dog vests, etc.
Made By De
Custom dog coats, cooling coats
Custom Dog Coats (designed for our harnesses!) and service dog vests
The Store 4 Dogs
Specializing in working dog gear (MWD, police, Schutzhund, etc.)
Ears and Tails
Special equipment for service dogs, such as door openers
Dog support and rehabilitation harness, mobility sling for for supporting a dog’s rear end
Lifting harness for dog mobility that the dog can wear
Non Profits BLD supports!
There are so many organizations with missions we believe in! Here are a few more…
We support their great work with product donations, contributions, sponsorship, or membership.
And in no particular order…
Paws Assisting Veterans
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Paws & Stripes
Silver Paw Ranch
Veteran’s Puppies for Life
Wyoming Service Dogs
UCD, AT Program Outreach
International Hearing Dogs
Alabama Service Dogs
Almost Home Foundation Fundraiser
MADE in Texas
and many, many more!