Service Dog Education Program

Community Education

Paws For Empowerment offers community awareness through educational presentations and live demonstrations for dog parents and would be dog parents throughout the year in local libraries, schools, pet stores and community service organizations.  Prospective audiences range from individuals with disabilities, to school aged children, to senior citizens groups, to state and federal employees, to civic associations, to health care practitioners, corporations and more. The workshops feature live demonstrations of service dog skills, tours of PFE’s facility, instructional presentations, review of the ADA guidelines, obedience training demonstration, exhibits and information tables. Our primary goal is to create awareness and to help educate the general public about the role service dogs play in the lives of persons with disabilities and the support they need in gaining independence. 

Presentations can include any of the following formats, based on audience:

  • A brief video about Paw For Empowerment Team and accomplishments
  • Demonstrations of Service Dog skills by a dog in-training
  • Interactive demonstrations (audience/dog)
  • Pet safety and etiquette
  • Overview of Functions of  a Service Dog
  • Demonstration of wheelchair etiquette
  • Audience practice with wheelchair – maneuvering self and/or pushing chair
  • Handouts appropriate to age level of audience

 


 

Presentations Held During Our Training Sessions

We welcome groups to come to one of our training sessions for a more in-depth presentation and a demonstration of service dog training methods.  Depending upon the venue, there may be an opportunity for children to actually interact with the dogs and experience being pushed in a wheelchair or watch our dogs retrieve items and assist their partners with an array of tasks. For more information about our Training Sessions and to schedule a visit, please contact us at the email address below.

Typical audiences who request our presentations:

  • Corporations
  • Women’s Clubs
  • School aged Children
  • Senior Citizen Groups
  • Medical Facilities
  • Disability Support Groups
  • Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops
  • Church Groups
  • Students with Special Needs

 

Request a Presentation

To request a presentation, please email Info@pawsforempowerment.org and someone from our team will get back with you for scheduling.We appreciate donations for our demonstration/presentation as it helps cover expenses for handouts and mileage. Our presenters donate their time. Please make your check payable to Paws For Empowerment.

Suggested Donations for Presentations
Our presenters are all volunteers. We appreciate your donation to support our mission.
Recommended minimum for small groups $75
Recommended minimum for large groups $150