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.

Service Dog Training Institute
Online service dog training classes and support for owner trainers. Check out SDTI’s fantastic blog on service dog training tips.

 

Service Dog Information

Communities, Articles, etc.

2010 ADA Regulations

Minimum Training Standards IAADP

Guide to Service Dogs: what is a service dog?

VA Benefits for Service Dogs

Guide to Psychiatric Service Dogs

Service Dog Tasks for spinal cord injuries

Autism Dog Resources

5 Questions to Ask Before Partnering With a Service Dog

Service Dog Central
Community of service dog partners and trainers.

Anything Pawsable
news+more for service and working dogs

Please Don’t Pet Me
Online resource community.

Physical Fitness and Safety with Mobility Service Dogs

Puppy Culture Exercise Booklet
Puppy exercise guidelines, applicable to service dogs. Physical maturity is crucial for any physical task or harness work.

Help with Vet Bills for veterans or low income individuals

Service Dog Training Institute’s service dog training tips blogMany articles and topics with positive reinforcement techniques.

Airline travel with an animal resources: 

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:

Wag and Train – training and behavior modification, positive only!
Kari Bastyr
303-482-1192

Fetch Masters – basic, advanced, and positive hunting/gun dog training!
Thomas or Linda Aaron
720-837-2573

Clearwater Dog Training
Gina or Tom
303-985-7775

Pawsative Approach Dog Training
Patti Yoensky (service dog specialist)
303-766-7611

Bee A Good Dog-positive family dog, tricks, and service dog training
Maureen Stevens
303-514-9739

Service Dog & Therapy training:

Domino Service Dogs
Formal 2 year owner-trainer program for training your own service dog
720-347-5979

Linhunde Dog Training
specializing in veteran’s service dogs

ACAP Service Dogs and Obedience
Ian Haugen
720-308-6918

Denver Pet Partners 
for therapy dog partners (animal assisted therapy)
(720) 556-3434

Canine Partners of the Rockies
(303) 364-9040

Freedom Service Dogs
(303) 922-6231

Paw Pals Assistance Dogs
(719) 629-7723

Veteran’s Puppies for Life
(303) 946-3321

 

And many more! Too many to list.

Miscellaneous helpful info:

Need help navigating your local government agencies to find contact info? Try this website. http://www.countyoffice.org/

Awesome products from companies we love:

Dog ID’s
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.

Pet Expertise
Excellent supplier of quality dog products, they have everything you need!

Sit Stay
General dog supplies, service dog vests, etc.

Made By De
Custom dog coats, cooling coats
307-575-0133

Cozy Horse
Custom Dog Coats (designed for our harnesses!) and service dog vests

The Store 4 Dogs
Specializing in working dog gear (MWD, police, Schutzhund, etc.)
951-278-2773

Ears and Tails
Special equipment for service dogs, such as door openers

Ginger Lead
Dog support and rehabilitation harness, mobility sling for for supporting a dog’s rear end

Help-Em-Up Harness
Lifting harness for dog mobility that the dog can wear

Service Dog vests, backpacks, etc.

Wolf Packs 

Ears and Tails 

Sit Stay

 

 

 

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…

Mi Casa Resource Center

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary / Southern Colorado Animal Rescue

Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR)

Angelyne the Amazing DEAF Cattle Dog

PetAid Colorado

AAII

ADI

Denver Dumb Friends League

Favor’s Project

Big Dogs Huge Paws

New Horizons Service Dogs

Susquehanna Service Dogs

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

Paw Pals Assistance Dogs 

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI)

Freedom Service Dogs

Paws and Stripes

Power Paws (AZ)

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Support Dogs Inc.

Domino Service Dogs

Service Dog Project, Inc.

Paws Assisting Veterans

Paws and Affection

Canine Helpers for the Handicapped, Inc.

Lifeline Assistance Dogs

North Shore Animal League America

Angel Paws

Alpha Search and Recovery

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
LRCGD
Occupaws Puptoberfest
Paws & Stripes
Silver Paw Ranch
Spirit Dogs
Veteran’s Puppies for Life
Wyoming Service Dogs
UCD, AT Program Outreach
International Hearing Dogs
Children’s Hospital
Alabama Service Dogs
Almost Home Foundation Fundraiser
MADE in Texas
Deafinately Dogs

 

and many, many more!

 

 

 

 

 

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