Training Tasks

What Tasks do Psychiatric Service Dogs Perform?

Sleep Disturbance

  • Waking the owner from a nightmare
  • Reminding when it’s time to go to bed
  • Retrieving sleep meds
  • Redirecting and alert after owner wakes from a nightmare

Memory Loss

  • Finds lost objects to owner (keys, wallet, car, shoes, etc.) alerts when found
  • Reminds owner of daily routines (waking, meds, work, etc.)
  • Brings lost objects to owner
  • Alerts owner at bedtime
  • Wakes owner in the morning


  • Physically interrupting and redirecting panic attack
  • Retrieving medication, phone, water, family member
  • Creating a passive barrier between owner on others
  • Alerting to someone behind owner
  • Calling 911 and barking
  • Physically regulating owners heart rate

Medication Reminder

  • Reminding the owner to take daily meds as needed and scheduled


  • Alerting to anger to prevent escalation
  • Redirecting owner from source of anger
  • Redirecting owner from a potential trigger

Muscle Aches

  • Locates the target pain area
  • Relieves pain in the area
  • Retrieves needed items for pain relief
  • Assisting owner up from a seated or lying down position

... and many more!

What Is a Service Animal?

Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work orperform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
Emotional Support Animals and Therapy Dogs are NOT SERVICE DOGS and therefore NOT COVERED BY ADA LAWS and NOT allowed in public.