Types of Dogs We Train

ICAN trains dogs in a variety of skills that assist children, adolescents, and adults who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. The majority of placements are with clients who live in Indiana.

Autism Assistance Dogs

Autism Assistance Dogs can improve the lives of children with autism, and their families, by bridging the parent-child communication gap, relieving anxiety, and prompting behavioral change. Since dogs communicate in ways other than speech, they can offer an alternative to traditional intervention. Learn more about Autism Assistance Dogs.

Diabetes Assistance Dogs

First placed by ICAN in 2011, Diabetes Assistance Dogs use their amazing sense of smell to detect low blood sugar levels. Type 1 Diabetics that suffer from Hypoglycemia Unawareness and suffer adverse reactions, or even injury, can be safely alerted by a Diabetes Assistance Dog. Learn more about Diabetes Assistance Dogs.

Facility Dogs

Facilities such as schools, hospitals, and therapy units that serve disabled individuals often have a need for assistance dogs. ICAN supports the legal placement of dogs in these facilities, and works closely with professionals who use them to care for a variety of individuals. Learn more about Facility Dogs.

Mobility Assistance Dogs

Specially trained for those with movement issues, Mobility Assistance Dogs can perform many tasks that would otherwise be impossible. Most importantly, these dogs provide their owners with an increased level of independence. Learn more about Mobility Assistance Dogs.

Please note that ICAN does NOT train:

  • hearing alert dogs
  • seizure alert/response dogs

ICAN charges a $40 non-refundable application fee and a one-time fee of $1500, then works with the client and dog team at no additional charge for the life of that partnership as new needs arise. Learn How to Apply.

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