Seizure Assist Dogs

Can Do Canines trains Seizure Assist Dogs to help people while they are having a seizure and afterward.

The dog can lick the face of their partner to bring them back to consciousness faster, get an emergency phone, touch a life-alert button, alert another person and help in other ways. In addition, the dog wears a backpack with pockets that can hold medicine and medical alert information in case the person is unable to communicate.

It is important to note that Can Do Canines DOES NOT train Seizure Assist Dogs to pre-alert to seizures. Instead, our dogs are trained to help their partner in a number of ways once a seizure occurs. Some of our dogs exhibit a pre-alerting behavior during or after training is complete. If so, we can help “shape” that behavior if it does occur, so it will be of more benefit to the client. However, a person should not expect our assistance dogs to pre-alert to a seizure.

Due to the generosity of supporters like you all of our assistance dogs are provided to clients free of charge.


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