Service dogs are specially trained to help people with a physical or mental disability.

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Assistance Animals Training Resources
Contains a range of articles, organizations and related websites offering information and resources for training and development of therapy and assistance animals.
Assistance Dog Group
Mailing list for trainers, including puppy raisers, service dog users, self raisers, instructors and training school staff.
Berkeley DogEars: Do It Yourself
Instructions for teaching a dog to respond to sounds such as an alarm clock and smoke detector.
Canix, European Canine Institute
Offers custom training of service dogs for physically disabled adults, guardian dogs for disabled children, hearing dogs for the hearing impaired and therapy dogs that visit chronically ill adults and children in hospitals and institutions. The dogs can be trained in Danish, English, German and Spanish.
Disability Aid Dogs
Australian not for profit group that trains dogs for the disabled, from service dogs to therapy and companion dogs, also dogs for the emotionally and mentally handicapped.
Dog AID (Assistance in Disability)
UK nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities to train their own pet dogs as Assistance Dogs.
Guide and Service Dog Training
Forum for puppy raisers, owner trainers, handlers, and school trainers to discuss issues, methods and problems.
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
A non-profit organisation presents several specific exercises.
OC-Assist-Dogs Group
An unmoderated list discussing clicker training for assistance dogs.
Owner-Trained Assistance Dogs
Discussion forum for disabled people training an assistance dog. Handlers working with program dogs are also welcome to participate.
Paws With a Cause
Trains hearing dogs and service dogs for people with disabilities, provides lifetime support, and promotes awareness through education. Calendar of events, donation form and wish list, and job opportunities.
Service Dogs: Training Your Own
Providing detailed information, suggested reading and first-person advice.
Top Dog
A non-profit organization teaching those with physical disabilities to train their own dogs as certified service dogs. Program overview, newsletter, and online ordering of training manuals and videos. Tucson, Arizona.
Walking Cane-9s Group
Forum for owners of service dogs to discuss training methods and problems as well as exercise and fitness for dog and owner.

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