Paws’itive Teams – San Diego Service Dog Program
Our program is a San Diego Service Dog Program that was founded in 1997. They help train and place these fantastic dogs to individuals who have particular challenges in their daily lives. Not only they are a San Diego Service Dog Program. Paws’itive Teams also trains Therapy Dogs, Facility Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs (ESD) and Court Dogs.
We all value our independence! However, there are individuals who have physical limitations that makes if very difficult to do so. Simply opening a door for a person who has no limitations is easy, but for a disabled person, it’s very challenging! Having a Service Dog helps alleviate these types of hurdles, so they can lead an independent life. Definition of a Service Dog by Wikipedia
They help give comfort and affection to the individuals when they need it. Also, these dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, an owner can have their own dog as a therapy animal. Definition of a Therapy Dog by Wikipedia
Facility Dogs live with a professional facilitator and go with him or her to assist with clients. These dogs must be adaptable to their environment and work together with the facilitator. Also, trainers take these dogs through an extensive training course, so the dog can understand the different cues of the individual. Furthermore, they help the quality of life for the person in that particular facility. Definition of a Facility Dog by Therapy Dogs United
ESD dogs help bring comfort to people who have suffered from traumatic events in their lives. Most of these individuals are from the military who went through horrific experiences in their military tour, and these military veterans suffer from PTSD. This new ESD program helps bring them relief and a normal way of life. ESD dogs are not allowed in public places where pet dogs are not allowed. Definition of a Emotional Support Dog by Wikipedia
Children go through a very tough ordeal when they have to testify in court. Now, Paws’itive Teams works with District Attorney’s office to help children testify in court. A child has a Court Dog underneath the witness stand while they are being questioned. If the child feels stressed by the questioning, he/she can simply pet the Court Dog to calm them down. Definition of a Court Dog by Wikipedia
Paws’itive Teams is an incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in California, provides service dogs for persons with disabilities. We do not train and place dogs for seizure response, hearing alert, psychiatric disabilities, autism, or developmental disabilities. All placements are limited to San Diego County.