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M.Y.M.  Physical, Hearing, Autism, Psychiatric, and Guide Assistance Dogs play a valuable role in facilitating social interaction, expanding confidence, reducing anxiety, and minimizing the physical and psychological effects and limitations otherwise posed by a disability.
M.Y.M.  trains assistance dogs to remain calm in indoor and outdoor social settings, including restaurants, malls, business offices, other commercial and professional settings, and public transportation, and teaches dogs to ignore distractions while remaining on task.
M.Y.M.  assists with documentation and identification that facilitate public access.
Dependent upon client specifications and preferences, M.Y.M.  can either train a client’s existing pet or locate, evaluate, and select a puppy or adult dog that is ideal for participation in a client’s customized M.Y.M.  service dog program.
Unlike most service dog companies or non-profits, M.Y.M.  tailors each program to the M.Y.M. client’s unique specifications and preferences.
After training the dog, usually in a board training program, performed in a real-life environment at the home of a M.Y.M.  trainer, M.Y.M.  provides client/recipient training, which can occur at the M.Y.M.  Training Center and/or at the home of the client.

Since each client program is custom designed, please contact the M.Y.M.  office by e-mail or phone (863 500-7869) to receive a preliminary program design and/or cost estimate.

Give us a call today to talk more about this if you are interested in service or therapy dog training, a Mancini  is extensively knowledgeable about both types of dogs and would be happy to speak with you about your situation or goals .re.

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Most non-profit service dog organizations have long waiting periods due to excessive demand. In contrast to non-profits, M.Y.M.  does not rely on donor money. Our clients pay directly for their dog and/or the training. Thus, clients with financial resources will find working with M.Y.M.  advantageous, as they can receive a trained, ready-to-work animal in a matter of months, instead of years. Moreover, we will train the animal in accordance with customized program specifications unique to the needs of the specific recipient, rather than generic specifications most convenient to the organization.

The largest cost for prospective students is the puppy they need to start the training process.  At times, a particular future student will be selected to be highlighted on our website.  Your small donation can add up to a new future for this disabled individual.  Change a persons life forever. 

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Help make a disabled child’s life better by providing a puppy that will become the child’s constant companion and make he or she not seem so “different” at school.
Provide the means for a person with limited mobility to be able to go grocery shopping by themselves!Help M.Y,M. change lives.

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herapy dogs are used to improve the quality of life for various populations including but not limited to the elderly, hospital patients and at risk children. These dogs are taken into various facilities and situations by their handler and spend time working with other parties. These dogs are not protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act and therefore do not have full access privileges. Their training also needs to be sufficient for their use in terms of safety and practicality. Determinations also need to be made as to whether or not your dog might enjoy this kind of work.

Some Restrictions

May Apply

If you have A dog that you would like to be consider in our Service Dog Program just know that Service dogs are used to aid a disabled person in daily life.

These dogs have full access to anywhere that a disabled person would need to go under the Americans with Disabilities Act and their behavior is therefore under much higher scrutiny in terms of performance and suitability. This kind of training is extensive and can therefore be costly. It is a long term commitment that needs to be considered very carefully for all parties.

Guide Dogs

M.Y.M. custom trains Guide Dogs, Guide Dogs assist blind and visually impaired people by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, and negotiating traffic. The harness and U-shaped handle fosters communication between the dog and the blind partner. In this partnership, the human’s role is to provide directional commands, while the dog’s role is to insure the team’s safety even if this requires disobeying an unsafe command.

Mobility Assistance Dogs

M.Y.M. custom trains service dogs for wheelchair bound, neurologically impaired, orthopedically impaired, hearing impaired, and psychologically disabled clients.

Physical Assistance Dogs

M.Y.M. custom trains Physical Assistance Dogs  open and close doors, open and close refrigerators, turn on and off lights, retrieve items from the floor, answer telephones, carry objects, assist in pulling wheelchairs up inclines or rough terrain, assist in transfers, assist in balance and walking, provide a distress signal, and seek human caretakers during emergencies.

Hearing Assistance Dogs

M.Y.M. custom train M.Y.M.  Hearing Assistance Dogs identify the sound of an alarm clock, doorbell, door knock, fire alarm, telephone, baby crying, or other sounds important to the specific client, then alert the client and respond accordingly.

(P.T.S.D.) Service Dogs

M.Y.M. Psychiatric Service Dogs (P.T.S.D.)   reduce the frequency and severity of depressive episodes, perform behaviors automatically and/or on command that reduce the frequency, severity, and/or duration of panic attacks, provide a buffer from crowds, facilitate social interaction, and bolster general relaxation and confidence. When, requested, they can also perform other specialized behaviors, such as room searches and turning on lights.

Autism Assistance Dogs

M.Y.M.  also trains assistance dogs for children with autism. A M.Y.M. custom trained service dog can significantly improve the recipient’s quality of life.

M.Y.M.  Autism Assistance Dogs   prevent a child from bolting via usage of a dual-tethering system and can aid in locating an escaped child should the child become separated from the dog or escape while accompanied by the dog. Autism assistance dogs also facilitate social contact with third parties and may reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of recipient stereotypical behavior, asocial behavior, and/or tantrums.