Service Dogs Empowering People offers the life-changing therapeutic assistance of positively trained Professional Service Dogs to individuals who are affected by non-visible disabilities such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and PTSD as the result of surviving Sexual Violence. Our mission is to train all of our Service Dogs with 100% Positive Conditioning, which increases their willingness to learn and lengthens the dog’s working years. This is an integral aspect of what sets us apart, along with our commitment to serving exclusively those populations who are frequently denied Service Dogs due to the invisibility of their disabilities.
Service Dogs are generally available to persons with disabilities at no cost—however, the specific challenges each individual has plays a large role in their being accepted by one of a very few Service Dog training facilities within the US. Access is limited as there are very few facilities available to choose from, which considerably narrows options for people with disabilities. Adding the preference for a positively trained dog makes it nearly impossible to be matched with a Teammate within the current system. Considering the incredible need for Service Dogs across the US (“An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the total population of Texas” we understand that now is the time for a new paradigm of training and accessibility that honors the dogs themselves and the humans seeking their assistance.