Service Dogs Alabama shows off new cabins to help dog owners transition

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Service Dogs Alabama has a new place for its dogs to meet and exercise with their new owners.

Service Dogs Alabama has introduced cabins on site in which new dog handlers can stay overnight during their training and handover of the service dogs. Typically, the new owners go through a 5-7 day training phase before bringing home the dogs that will serve them. The huts allow them to have accommodation during this time.

Service and facility intervention dogs can have a profound impact on the independence, confidence, physical health, and mental stability of the people they serve. Dogs are trained here for a variety of needs, including seizure alarms, diabetes alarms, mobility, wheelchair assistance, and multiple intervention tasks for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and autism, as well as intervention dogs in schools and courtrooms.

Service Dogs Alabama has 43 acres of state-of-the-art training campus in Hope Hull and has established an additional training and prison-based dog training initiative. They have placed over 85 dogs with Qualified People / Facilities across the state of Alabama.

To learn more about Service Dogs Alabama or to support its mission, visit www.ServiceDogsAlabama.org.

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