Thank you for visiting Buckeye Service Dogs! Choosing the right service dog provider for you is an essential part of the process of obtaining an assistance, therapy, or seizure dog.
I hope the information we have provided here will assist you in your journey. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone. We would be happy to answer additional questions or set up an assessment interview.
Owner, Buckeye Service Dogs
BOOKLET ON SERVICE DOG SELECTION RELEASED!
We get calls on a daily basis from people wanting to select and train their own service dogs. Perhaps the biggest barrier to success for these individuals is finding the right dog! Most dogs selected by individuals who want to train their own dogs just aren’t appropriate for the work. Sadly, many professional dog trainers also unknowingly select poor canidates. So, we are offering the booklet Unicorn Wanted! A Practical Guide to Service Dog Selection to address this overwhelming need. Based on input from folks who have experienced the expense and heartache of being given the wrong dog, we believe this book could save you thousands of dollars, as well as much time and heartache. You can purchase this e-booklet in .pdf form by clicking buy now. We’ll soon be offering it in on kindle as well.
Please Note, I’m new to making Paypal buttons. If you pay and do NOT receive your PDF, please email me at BuckeyeServiceDogs@gmail.com and I will promptly provide it.
Introducing Operation Co-Train! Do you live in Central Ohio and have the right stuff to train your own psychiatric service dog under BSD’s expert coaching? Operation Co-Train may be for you! Check out the Co-Train link at the top of our home page!
We provide several types of service animals. All dogs are custom trained to meet your unique needs.
The majority of our dogs are unwanted, throwaway dogs. Some come to us with serious, but curable medical conditions. Others have never had a loving home. By using unwanted animals, we are able to better not only the lives of the consumers we serve, but also save the lives of some wonderful, undervalued animals that deserve a second chance.
Assistance dogs are for persons with mobility impairments (wheelchair, crutches, etc.), or mobility impairments combined with other challenges such as hearing, speech or partial vision loss.
Therapy dogs provide companionship and therapeutic partnerships for persons with mental/emotional challenges (head injury, Downs etc.). Therapy dogs may also perform service functions such as picking up dropped objects, depending upon the capacity of the consumer.
Seizure Response dogs can respond to a seizure by providing assistance during a seizure. (ie: touching a switch or other device to call for help).
Psychiatric Service Dogs
engage in behaviors designed to prevent or mitigate outbursts, interrupt self-harm, ease depression, or lessen panic attacks.
Seizure Alert dogs may alert to an imminent seizure. About 15% of dogs and 50% of service dogs possess the sensitivity to alert to seizures , low blood sugar, or other conditions before the event occurs. Because of the intiutive nature of seizure alerting, BSD cannot (nor can any trainer) guarantee a dog will alert to seizures.
Facility dogs are trained to interact in a therapeutic manner with consumers in residential facilities, hospitals, etc.
Diabetic Alert Dogs alert Type 1 diabetics to dangerously low sugar levels.