Skilled Companions do not have public access as they are not suited to work in public so have washed out of our assistance dog program, but they are however still suitable for help at home or in pet friendly places. Some individuals may only require help at home.
The fact the dogs do not have public access does not diminish the help they provide to their handler. A Skilled Companion gives confidence and greater independence to those that just need a little bit of help around the home. They enable their handler to achieve independence without the aid of other people in daily tasks.
Gaining this Accreditation shows that the dogs have had formal training and have passed K9SMD requirements.