- Skilled Companion Dogs
Skilled Companion dogs assist people with mobility limiting disabilities who are unable to independently handle a dog due to age (maturity) or physical or cognitive limitations. The person with a disability works with a facilitator, usually a parent, spouse or caregiver, who assists with handling the dog, encourages a strong bond between the dog and its partner and is primarily responsible for the dog’s care and well being. Under the guidance of a facilitator, these dogs assist with daily tasks such as picking up and delivering dropped items, turning on and off lights and opening doors. A skilled companion dog team accompanied by a service dog has public access and legal protection under the American with Disabilities Act.
Canine Partners only places skilled companion dogs with Colorado residents. If you are a Colorado resident interested in obtaining a skilled companion dog, please complete a pre-application.
Canine Partners of the Rockies does NOT train:
- Guide Dogs
- Hearing Dogs
- Medical Alert Dogs
- Psychiatric Dogs
- Emotional Support Dogs