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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.

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