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Our hearing dogs are quick to respond and are very enthusiastic about doing their job. Because we expect our dogs to perform with over 90% accuracy, we may limit our hearing alert dogs to 3 sounds if they are intended to be a multi role Service Dog that will not only function as a hearing dog, but will also function in other areas if needed. If you are only interested in a hearing dog, we may be able to accommodate up to 5 sounds if needed.

Upon hearing a specific sound, the hearing dog will alert you by making physical contact or by some other behavior you request to be certain you are aware when a trained sound occurs. The dog will then specifically indicate or lead you to the source of the sound pending on what you request. The sounds the dogs are trained to alert for are your choice. You may choose from our list of alert sounds to a special request sound that is more in line with your lifestyle.

Door knocking, Door bell, Telephone ringing, Alarm clock ringing, Fire Alarm, Car horn, Police/Fire/Ambulance siren, Baby crying or any other sound you feel you have the need to be alerted to.

Because we respect your privacy and believe the public should as well, we believe and understand that displaying your specific area of disability on your Service Dog may be uncomfortable and an invasion of privacy when out in public.
The public has the right to know if the dog is necessary for you but does not have a right to invade your privacy by demanding specifics about your disability. Because of this, we may upon request classify all the areas of disability we service for you under Medical Service Dog or Medical Assist Service Dog for identification purposes on your Service Dog.

All our dogs no matter what training program or multi function training program you choose may be trained in the “GET HELP” or “CALL FOR HELP” feature. Call us and ask us for more details.

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​​SAINT FRANCIS GERMAN SHEPHERD SERVICE DOGS IS THE ONLY ONE IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS THAT HOLDS THE REQUIRED LICENSE TO OPERATE A HEARING DOG BUSINESS ISSUED BY THE STATE OF MA TO BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS THAT PRODUCE A HEARING SERVICE DOG TO INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE HEARING IMPAIRED.




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