A mobility support dog can increase an individual’s independence and quality of life, a service dog can assist with tasks that are impossible or difficult for their handler to do on their own. A trained brace and mobility service dog can be taken anywhere and is trained to their handler’s specific mobility needs which can include standing, transferring positions, stability assistance, retrieving dropped items, retrieving medication or specific items, ambulatory assistance, recognizing and assisting in emergency situations, alerting others in the home or in public settings in emergencies, pulling a wheelchair for a short distance, opening/closing doors and emotional support.

Mobility support dogs help to increase independence and provide the stability, safety, and support that allows for increased activity and peace of mind. Dog Training Elite’s mobility service dog training program is highly successful as it is personalized and inclusive of the handler and their family. Our programs are set up to produce the best results possible and we have found that training our service dogs alongside their owners in their own home promotes bonding, lasting results, and a positive working relationship.

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Dog Training Elite offers Free Evalutions

Dog Training Elite offers free in-home evaluations to assess if a current family dog can be trained to become a diabetic service dog or can help you select a service puppy or dog for training. We offer a unique in-home dog training method that involves owners in the training process, ensuring that training is never undone and both owners and their dogs are bonding and empowered.

I have been working with DTE for many months now and I am beyond grateful to have found them. You will not find better or more kind trainers around. They are always happy to help with questions, and have worked around a number of unforeseen health issues with my dog to ensure I have a trained service dog. If I could gi...
— Maggie Henstorf, Posted September 7th 2019 on Google
To begin with, they need to honor their word. Neal, "son of the founder" Mestas agreed to look into funding options for service dog training, the relevant charities specify communicating with training facility not client. DTE.AZ couldn't have changed their tune quicker!! ::Take heed:: Need beyond basic trai...
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— James Bagwell, Posted June 27th 2019 on Google
We took our time to review and interview with various dog training companies before deciding to go with Dog Elite. We have been so happy with this decision! We decided when we got our wonderful Samoyed puppy that she would be the best therapy dog for those who are going through rough times and need a smile, Dog Elite h...
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— Staci Stirland, Posted February 9th 2019 on Facebook
My Labrador was out of control for 2.5 years before we hired Elite. they saw something that could be trained, and so quickly! now he obeys all commands and come spend time inside with us out of the cold. SO glad we did this! he turns 3 in February. he's calmed down a lot. Thanks Trevor! your a miracle worker see you s...
— Rene Peterson, Posted January 4th 2019 on Facebook
I'm sure they are fantastic dog trainers! With that said, they advertise for registration under their service dog training program even though they know that there is no official registration for service dogs, there is no legally recognized registration for service dogs, it is illegal to ask for a service dog's registr...
— Josie Stoker, Posted September 13th 2018 on Facebook
They do an amazing job training your dog!
— Shelley Politis, Posted August 15th 2018 on Facebook
Very professional, and genuinely care about fixing your dogs behavior issues.
— Kaden Mattucci, Posted July 5th 2018 on Facebook
John and Aidan are excellent trainers! They were so patient with us and our dog. Our dog is so well behaved. He caught on quickly and we have so much more confidence in him. We are so happy with the results. Everyone we spoke with on the phone or texted were so helpful and kind, as well. We highly recommend Dog Trainin...
— Robyn Larkin, Posted May 10th 2018 on Google
Best money we have spent. Our dog has a very confident personality and was not willing to listen. Dog Training Elite, has taught us how to help him behave better as well as keep his confident personality. We love being able to take him places and know that he will listen to us and stay in control especially around o...
— Ginger Belnap, Posted February 20th 2018 on Google
Aiden was amazing in training our dog. He was patient and cared for our dog
— Brant Frank, Posted February 5th 2018 on Google
Training my service dog so wonderfully. Last trainer you'll need.
— Anthony Lewis, Posted January 20th 2018 on Google
I love this team, the people are top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
— Michael Bell, Posted September 19th 2017 on Facebook
We have been using Dog Training Elite for about 6 weeks. We have always loved our dog but he was getting to be too much to handle. One day when my wife came back from a run in tears because the dog was pulling so much, I knew something had to be done. If we could not get him to change his behavior, he was going to have...
— Bryan Griffith, Posted August 25th 2017 on Google
Helped train my Baby Blu become the service dog I need in my daily life. I know have the ability to lead a somewhat normal life after 20 years in the military.
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Most brace and mobility support dogs wear a specially designed harness that allows both the dog and handler to safely and securely work together to provide stable ambulation. Those who could benefit from a service dog specifically trained in brace and mobility support include:

  • Those with vertigo and balance disorders often suffer from dizziness and are often unstable when walking. A mobility and brace support dog can help orient, ground, and stabilize their handler as they ambulate.
  • Many physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, MS, spina bifida or back injuries can lead to irregularities in balance, gait, stability and ambulation. Mobile support dogs provide stability and counterbalance support which can allow their handler to walk safely with assistance.
  • Some medications or disabilities have adverse side effects that can impair alertness and the ability to safely walk and respond to emergencies. A service dog can be trained to help navigate a disoriented handler through both regular daily activities and emergency situations.
  • Those who have health risks that cause unconsciousness can benefit from a trained service dog that can retrieve help, call emergency services on a special phone, and reposition their handler if they are unable to breathe.
  • Muscle dystrophy disorders, strokes, and many other conditions can reduce one’s strength, coordination, stability, and ability to complete simple tasks such as opening drawers or reaching light switches. A mobility service dog can complete simple daily tasks that are difficult for their handler to accomplish due to their diminished mobility.

The services that a mobility dog performs for their handler can be incredibly vast resulting in invaluable independence. Perhaps the most rewarding benefit is the emotional bond that is created between a handler and their brace and mobility support dog as they learn to work, understand, and rely on each other. We have several options to help you gain independence through our service dog training programs. Call Dog Training Elite today to schedule a free in-home evaluation for your family pet as a viable candidate for service dog work or to discuss the benefits of purchasing a fully trained mobility support dog or service puppy.

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