What is a Service Dog?

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) a dog is considered a “Service Dog” if it has been “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.” These dogs are more than just pets; they are companions, and often life-lines. A Service Dog will provide safety, confidence, independence, and companionship to their owner.

At Doggie Do Good, Inc. we train many different types of Service Dogs depending on the need of the owner. We also will consider training a doggie that the owner already has if that doggie is a qualified candidate for service. All service dog training includes solid basic obedience such as: Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, Down, and Leave It. We train Service Dogs for the hearing impaired and people who are wheelchair-bound, as well as for those who need seizure assistance or help with mobility and/or balance.  We also train dogs for diabetic alert and companion/psychological assistance, among other things.  Please contact us for more information or to see if we can train a Service Dog to fit your needs.

If you are need of a Service Dog, but do not have the funds to pay for one, you can find more information on how to obtain a Service Dog at little to no cost on the website of our affiliate company - Doggie Does Good.

Custom Training to Fit Your Needs!

Training Includes:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Heel
  • Down
  • Leave it

After training is complete, all dogs will be certified service dogs under Doggie Do Good. All service dogs are trained for your specific needs, which may include:

Hearing Assistance

Alerts its owner of something important that the person may not hear on their own, such as:

  • Smoke/Fire/Clock Alarm
  • Telephone
  • Baby crying
  • Knocking at door etc.

Therapy Services 

Provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement homes, mental institutions, schools, etc.

“I can now experience the miracles of life with the help of my dog!”

Mobility/Balance Assistance

Helps a physically disabled person in wheelchair or a person who has trouble with balance through skills like: 

  • Picking up objects
  • Opening/closing doors
  • Turning lights on/off
  • Steadying and/or pulling a person in wheelchair

Seizure Assistance

Brings comfort and safety to the person during a seizure by:

  • Moving dangerous objects away from the person
  • Calling 911
  • Lying next to the person for comfort
  • Retrieving medication

NOTE: These dogs will not be taught to alert before a seizure occurs. Training seminars also available throughout California.


Remember, we customize training, and this is a very small list of suggestions.