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KSDS has three programs providing canine assistance. The Guide Program provides guide dogs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired so they may travel safely by navigating sidewalks and streets, and avoiding obstacles. The Service Program provides highly-trained canines for people with physical disabilities to help with balancing, pulling wheelchairs, opening/closing doors and retrieving dropped items. The Social Program provides dogs trained to work with a professional in the field of education, counseling, medicine, rehabilitation, retirement or other specialty agencies. The dog works with the professional by facilitating the successful completion of specific goals. Many of our social teams work in public education. Through a social dog, children can learn about caring, self-control, respect, empathy, communication, motivation, self confidence, persistence, responsibility, sequencing and literacy. Rehab hospitals, doctors, hospices, nursing homes and retirement centers use social dogs to improve the overall health of people through improved morale, diminished depression and greater self-confidence.  Staff provides one-on-one training for specialized needs and on-going support to all teams.

To promote the independence and inclusion of people with disabilities as fully participating and contributing members of their communities and society through canine assistance.

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My friend has a dog from this school. It's a shame because they raised money to get to travel to KSDS and their dog isn't even capable of doing basic skills, let alone being able to do advanced skills like they need. They love the dog, but love doesn't turn on and off lights or open or close doors ... more »
I've seen several dogs from this school. Usually after the person serviced then comes to me to help "fix" or teach the dogs what they should have learned while under the guidance of this school. I can't believe the incompetence of the staff to place the dogs the way they do and claim they are "... more »
I got a dog from this organization. It doesn't (and never did) know what I was promised the dog would know. I have asked for assistance from the trainers on multiple occasions and just keep getting told it's my fault and making me feel guilty that I can't get the dog to do simple tasks to help ... more »
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