Handi-Dogs to host free information sessions - Tucson News Now

Handi-Dogs to host free information sessions

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A local nonprofit that aims to help people with disabilities or illnesses gain independence through pets will host information sessions for Tucsonans.

Handi-Dogs will host free sessions for people with chronic health conditions or disabilities to learn how they might train their dog to help them improve their quality of life.  

The organization offers training for in-home assistance work and for service dogs that qualify for public access rights, according to a news release.

Handi-Dogs will host the following one and a half hour sessions at 75 S. Montego Dr., Tucson 85710, near Kolb and Broadway:

M.S., Parkinsons, Mobility Challenges - Tuesday, March 25 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m..

Learn how your dog might be trained to help open/close doors and drawers, retrieve objects, help you or a loved one get dressed, provide stabilization while walking, help someone get up if they fall, and more.

Hearing Loss (partial or total) – Thursday, March 27 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Learn how your dog could be trained to alert you or a loved one to a fire alarm or oven timer going off, a phone ringing, their name being called, and more. This training can be especially important for people who take their hearing aids out at night.

Diabetic Alert – Tuesday, April 1 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m..

Learn how your dog might be trained to alert you or a loved one to significant low and high fluctuations in your glucose levels - typically before you may realize there is a concern.

Each session is limited to 10 participants and their leashed dogs.

Please register at (520) 326-3412 or by email at service@handi-dogs.org.

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