We train assistance dogs for specialised tasks
Individualised and Specialised Support
Assist with everyday living
At Service Animals Australia we specialise in tailoring training programs for dogs that best meet your individual needs & circumstances. The dogs we train perform specific tasks that directly assist people with everyday living.
For your individual needs
The role of an assistance dog is to provide individualised specialised support for people with specific mental and physical disabilities/illnesses.
Intensive training programs
Service Animals Australia dogs undergo intensive training. Once working at the required level, assistance dogs gain public access rights in order to accompany their owner.
We work with you to train your own dog to perform specific tasks that directly assist your everyday needs. An example is dogs may be trained to retrieve medication, get a mobile phone, recognise the signs of the onset of a panic attack and prevent it from escalating or a range of other behaviours as required.
Assistance Dogs How it Works
Identification Cards for Dog & Owner
Upon successful completion of your training, you will be issued with an identification card for you and your dog, and an identification vest for your dog.
Accredited assistance dogs
Service Animals Australia accredits assistance dogs in accordance with the Disability and Discrimination Act 1992.
As stated by the Disability and Discrimination Act 1992 (Part 1, section 9, subsection 2C), an assistance animal is a dog or other animal that is trained (i) to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability; and (ii) to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate for an animal in a public place.
Proof of Accreditation
Furthermore, an assistance animal must be individually trained to do work and perform specific tasks of benefit to a specific individual who has a disability as defined by the Disability and Discrimination Act 1992. It is not unlawful for a person to request the person with the disability to produce evidence that the animal is an assistance animal.