4 Paws for Ability facility dogs are specially trained assistance dogs who work with a staff member of an organization that would benefit from task- trained skills provided by a facility dog.
“Students feel supported, and Gibson can make people feel unconditionally accepted. He can lower their stress levels by just being with them and he relieves stress and anxiety in our teachers and staff as well.”
-Gibson, Facility Dog at Mason Early Childhood Center
Facility dogs may be a good fit in places such as schools, courthouses, hospitals, or group homes. Facility dog skills may include mobility support for patients in a hospital setting, behavior intervention tasks for children in a school, etc.