Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides


Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides to assist Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. With seven programs in place, Canadians with disabilities are offered the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.

Depending on the program, Dog Guides are trained to perform a set of basic skills that are useful to all handlers. However, some of their training is also tailored to meet the specific needs of their future handler. In the final stage of training, the client and Dog Guide train and live together at the Oakville facility for two to four weeks. This helps to ensure that the new working team develops a bond and prepares them for their next step - returning home.

  • Canine Vision for people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Hearing for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Autism Assistance for children who have autism spectrum disorder
  • Service for people who have a physical or medical disability
  • Seizure Response for people who have epilepsy
  • Diabetic Alert for people who have diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
  • Facility Support for professional agencies assisting individuals in traumatic situations
 
You can learn more about the Lions Foundation of Canada and their Dog Guide programs by visiting their website.