Canine Assistants Program
Seizure response dogs with special training
Canine Assistants is a program founded in Alpharetta, Georgia, in 1991. This nonprofit
organization is dedicated to providing service dogs to children and adults with
epilepsy, physical disabilities, and other special needs.
Seizure response dogs provide many kinds of assistance:
- Retrieve a phone prior to a seizure
- Summon help in a controlled environment
- Stay with their person during a seizure
- Instill confidence. These dogs not only provide assistance, but they can build
confidence by enabling their recipients to do activities they may be reluctant to
do because they have epilepsy
- Provide companionship and contribute to the overall emotional well-being of the
person with whom they are placed
Seizure response dog training is made possible by UCB, Inc.
Seizure response dogs immediately change lives for their owners, but their extensive
training can take up to 18 months. That’s why Canine Assistants work together
with The Epilepsy Company™, UCB, Inc., in the training of every dog. Their
partnership ensures that each dog gets the extensive training it needs and that
more needs of the epilepsy community are met.