Service & Therapy Dogs

NOTE: EVENTHOUGH WE HAVE TRAINED TWO THERAPY DOGS FOR OURSELVES, WE DO NOT TRAIN THERAPY OR SERVICE DOGS FOR CLIENTS.  WE ASSESS AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE PUPPIES FOR CERTAIN QUALITIES LOOKED FOR IN A THERAPY OR SERVICE DOG. WE TYPICALLY WORK WITH THE TRAINER OR FAMILY TO FIND THE BEST TEMPERAMENT MATCH.

The Australian Labradoodle was originally bred to be a seeing eye dog for an allergy sufferer and has since evolved in its purpose

Not only are Labradoodles used as seeing eye dogs, but they also have an extensive history of service as certified therapy dogs, dogs for the hearing impaired, medical alert dogs, as well as family pets for allergy sufferers. Two of our dogs are Certified Therapy dogs, and several of our puppies have achieved this goal! We will continue this tradition of service and companionship with their offspring. 

Several different organizations provide certified therapy dog training such as Delta Society, Love on a Leash, and AKC Canine Good Citizen, just to name a few.

Several communities offer therapy dog programs and have a certified tester in their area. Therapy dogs provide a valuable, needed service to the community by visiting nursing homes, hospitals, hospice care, schools (Paws to Read Program), special needs children, and much more. It is proven that just petting a dog can lower your blood pressure and raise your endorphin level (the happy hormone)! The program requires that the dog and his handler pass rigorous training and temperament tests. 

Testing Includes

  • Sit

  • Down

  • With me

  • Settle: Dog must lay on his or her side with head resting on the floor and stay until released.

  • Leave it: Dog must ignore food, toys, and other items on the ground and in hands.

  • Get it: Dog must take food on command gently.

  • No Jumping or Pawing: Even when encouraged to jump.

  • Say Hi! Calmly interacting with strangers on command.

  • Calmly accepting children.

  • Calmly accepting people with physical and mental difficulties.

  • Calmness around loud noises and chaos.

  • Calmness around medical equipment.

  • Accepting all types of petting, hugging, examination from others.

  • Crowded petting: Dog must remain calm with multiple people all approaching and petting.

  • Bumped from behind: Dog must remain calm when bumped from behind.

  • Calmly enduring supervised separation from the handler.

  • Reacting calmly to another dog.

  • Walking on a loose lead.

  • Appearance, and allowing basic grooming procedures.

  • Health: All dogs must be healthy, well groomed and have current Rabies vaccination

Below are a few of the dogs from Daisy Hill Labradoodles that have completed their therapy/service dog training by their owner/family, or they are currently going through training by a professional service dog trainer.  

Chocolate Bliss (aka Queenie)

Queenie reminds me of her mother Buttercup. She has the same sweet and gentle temperament. She loves everybody and everybody loves her. Queenie has received her CGC and Delta Society certification!

Chocolate Bliss (aka Queenie)

Queenie reminds me of her mother Buttercup. She has the same sweet and gentle temperament. She loves everybody and everybody loves her. Queenie has received her CGC and Delta Society certification!

Chocolate Bliss (aka Queenie)

Queenie reminds me of her mother Buttercup. She has the same sweet and gentle temperament. She loves everybody and everybody loves her. Queenie has received her CGC and Delta Society certification!