Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs
Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs

Being a Handler


  • must understand the potential and limitations of the service dog.
  • must be able to safely and responsibly manage the service dog.
  • will be aware of guidelines and responsibilities of a service dog team and be able to manage having a service dog in public.
  • will be comfortable with talking about their dog as well as being comfortable with the attention they will receive in public when out with their dog or have strategies in place to help navigate situations.
  • must be able to provide proper veterinary care, including annual checkups, vaccinations, emergency and preventative care. This also includes keeping accurate records of veterinary care.
  • will only use humane care and training to the service dog and only non aversive training techniques.

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 275 Rocky Lake Drive, Unit 9
Bedford, NS B4A 2T3