These dogs are primarily for people with mental illness. They usually support people with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Night terror interruption
  • Grounding
  • Behaviour interruption
  • Block and cover
  • Deep pressure therapy
  • Assistance during dissociative episodes
  • Increased public security
  • Search house on command
  • Turn lights on in dark rooms


These dogs support both the carer and the client. Most commonly used for people with autism, developmental delays, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebral palsy.

  • Tethering
  • Tracking
  • Behaviour interruption
  • Grounding
  • Respite for carer
  • Alert carer in an emergency
  • Assist during meltdowns and episodes


These dogs help people with a disability that affects their physical ability to do tasks. Disabilities such as spinal cord injury, amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Carry items
  • Pull wheelchair
  • Open/close doors and drawers
  • Assist with dressing and undressing
  • Pack and unpack the washing machine and dryer
  • Put items on the shop counter
  • Carry items in a dog backpack
  • Retrieve medicine
  • Brace handler going up and down stairs
  • Get help in an emergency
  • Pick up dropped objects
  • Turn lights on and off


These dogs are for people with impaired hearing.

  • Alert handler to alarms, car horns, children calling out, phones etc
  • Retrieve handler on command from family member or carer
  • Carry messages to and from handler
  • Take handler to the source of the noise


These dogs help someone who has a medical issue that affects their day to day activities. Medical conditions such as diabetes, seizures, hypo glycaemia and severe allergies (most commonly peanuts).

  • Alert to on coming blood sugar changes
  • Get help in an emergency
  • Alert to allergens in the environment