HHS hosts and assists third-party therapy and service dog services 2-3 times annually. HHS does not train these animals, nor do we coordinate the training. We simply offer our facilities to these services to support their efforts.
New Horizons Service Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that partners trained dogs with the disabled, mostly in the area of wheelchair and mobility assistance. We are headquartered in Central Florida and provide service dogs to disabled clients primarily throughout the state of Florida.
Please explore our website. You’ll find out more about our organization, what a service dog is and how to treat one, how to become a puppy raiser, how to apply for a dog, and how you can help us. We also have pictures of pups-in-training, graduate dogs, and informative links.
We train dogs to help people with disabilities live fuller, more independent lives. To keep our quality high, we specialize in a few types of service dogs.
Mobility Service Dog - Assists with retrievals, opening, and closing doors, turning lights on and off, etc.
Balance Brace Service Dog - Assists in maintaining balance while walking, getting out of a chair or off the floor, etc.
Seizure Response Service Dog - Trained to respond to an individual's needs once a seizure has occurred
PTSD Service Dog - Helps alleviate hyper-vigilance, assists in clearing a room, calms during/after a night terror, etc.
Animal Assisted Therapy Dog - Works alongside a therapist to assist with rehabilitation
Our program is special in a lot of ways. We focus on the temperament of the dogs, using positive training techniques and encouraging their natural desire to please. The placement program includes a small-group training course that takes handler-dog teams into the public under staff guidance, so the humans can learn what the dogs already have. New Horizon staff gives support before, during, and after placement to give our teams the keys to success.
For more information, visit https://newhorizonsservicedogs.org/