Dog Training Programs for the Autistic Child
Posted on June 20, 2012 by WayCoolDogs
We have received an email requesting service dog training information for the autistic child:
“I have a dog that our aid has given us. I want her trained as a service dog. I am looking for any and all resources and funding options to have her trained. I have looked in to resources local and nation wide and awaiting a response. I am on a deadline because we live in public housing our landlord will not let us keep her. They do not know I am trying to keep her for service dog training. I want to keep her but I need help getting funding approved for her training. Any and all information is welcome, please let me know if anyone has any information. thank you for your time.”
The dog is located in New Richmond, Ohio, which helped us tremendously in our search for this individual. There are several things going on:
- Dog training is needed for a service dog to assist with an autistic child.
- Resources and funding will be needed for the dog’s service training.
- There is a deadline as the public housing manager does not know the dog is living in the family’s apartment.
- Local and national assistance will be accepted, with local assistance needed in the Ohio area.
First of all, we began looking in New Richmond for service dog training.The keywords we used were “New Richmond, Ohio, service dog training.” Several organizations came to our immediate attention. One company, ” Paws with a cause, ” would have worked except the buyer was expected to pay a sum of $2,000 to $10,000. Reading on further, I found an organization that provided one without cost due to donations and fundraisings.
Circle Tail, Inc.
Circle Tail provides service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no cost to the individual, which would cover most of the needed requests in the email we received. Also, it is located outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
Some of the areas offered are “… dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding services.” The assistant dog programming page explains it more thoroughly.
|U.S. Mail Address:
Circle Tail, Inc.
8834 Carey Lane
Pleasant Plain, OH 45162
Ohio Community Service Dog Programs
The Ohio Community Service Dog Program consists of numerous institutions that participate in the Inmate Community Service Dog Programs. It includes training and caring for puppies and dogs for programs that assist persons who are physically and/or visually impaired.
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222
Lebanon Correctional Institution
This program provides obedience training and placement of service dogs for family placement or for people with disabilities. A large majority of the 4PAWS dogs go to children with autism. The goals of 4 PAWS is to provide everyone defined as disabled with a service dog, reduce the number of unwanted animals and increase public awareness of the laws regarding service animals and those defined as disabled.
Adoption fees vary, usually around $200 – $500 for dogs that do not make the program. Cost includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip. License fee NOT included. For more information regarding service dogs, please visit 4PAWS website.Training dogs to go to children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio.
Janice Vurginac (513) 932-1211, Ext. 3316;
Deborah Snider (513) 932-1211 Ext. 3911
4 PAWS For Ability, Karen Shirk, 937-374-0385
North Central Correctional Institution
WAGS for Kids (Working Animals giving Service for Kids) provides obedience training and placement of service dogs for family placement or for people with disabilities.
Theresa Jolliff at (740) 387-7040 Ext. 3172; Theresa.Jolliff@odrc.state.oh.us;
WAGS for Kids, Wendy Nelson (216) 406-7656; firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: http://www.wags4kids.com
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